Ceigall India Ltd. on Tuesday emerged as the lowest bidder to construct and operate the 22.85 km Jalbehra – Shahbad extension (NH 152G) of the 227 km Trans Haryana Expressway (NH 152D).
This small 4 lane northern extension by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will effectively connect the 313 km Ambala – Kotputli Economic Corridor with NH-44 (old NH-1) highway to increase its utility.
NHAI invited tenders for its development on the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) in December 2021 with a 730 day (2 year) deadline and Rs. 557.20 crore estimate. Technical bids were opened on April 13 to reveal 3 bidders.
Financial Bid Values
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Ceigall India Ltd.||648|
|GR Infraprojects Ltd.||777|
|Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.||789|
Brief Scope: Construction of 4 Lane Greenfield Jalbehra Shahbad sec of NH 152G from Km 0.000 to Km 22.850 (Part of Shahbad Thol Feeder Route) in Haryana on HAM under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I
The project’s exact alignment can be viewed here (option-2) on the Government’s EC site (hat-tip to follower Kanishka).
Ceigall’s bid was 16.9% higher than NHAI’s estimate, so it remains to be seen if this will be awarded or not after negotiations.
A list of this project’s packages and their contractors can be viewed here.
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