Ceigall India Ltd. is the lowest bidder (L1) to construct the 25.24 km Southern Ludhiana Bypass project in Punjab after National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened financial bids last week.
This 6 lane greenfield & access-controlled section of Ludhiana Ring Road will connect the 650 km under construction Delhi – Katra Expressway near Ballowal with the existing NH-44 (old NH-1) highway at Rajgarh.
NHAI considers this project to be a part of the Ludhiana – Ajmer Economic Corridor. They invited tenders for its construction in December 2021 with a 2 year deadline and Rs. 601.68 crore estimate. Technical bids were opened in April 2022 to reveal 4 bidders.
Financial Bid Values (courtesy Rishabh in the comments section):
|Firm||Bid (Rs. crore)|
|Megha Engineering and Infrastructures||811|
Brief Scope: Construction of 6-lane GF Southern Ludhiana Byp from intersect. with NH-44near Village Rajgarh to intersect. with Delhi Katra Expressway (NE-5) near Village Ballowal km 00.000 – km25.240 as part of Ludhiana-Ajmer EC on HAM under BMP Phase-I in Punjab
The following map from the government’s bhoomirashi site shows the bypass’ alignment in blue color.
In addition to the Delhi – Katra Expressway, Ludhiana’s ring road will connect to the 75.4 km Ludhiana – Bathinda Expressway (NH-754AD) and 91 km Ludhiana – Rupnagar Expressway (NH-205K) for which civil contracts have been awarded.
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