Bharat Constructions Wins Jammu Ring Road’s Twin Tunnel Contract

Bharat Constructions India Pvt. Ltd. (BCIPL) on Thursday was declared as the lowest bidder to construct 1.46 km twin-tube tunnels on the 57.8 km Jammu Ring Road by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The 4 lane Jammu Ring Road project on NH-244A aims to decongest the city by re-routing NH-44’s traffic around its western peripheral region close to the Line of Control (LOC) with Pakistan.

The contract’s scope includes 1.46 km long twin tunnels, a 0.692 km cut & cover box tunnel and a 1.113 km approach road near Nagrota Bypass north of Jammu.

NHAI had invited tenders for its construction in June 2022 with a Rs. 715.51 crore estimate and 548 day (1.5 year) completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in December to reveal 6 bidders.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Bharat Constructions (BCIPL)598.99
Altis – CPPL JV669.00
GR Infraprojects (GRIL)684.87
Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL)763.52
DRA Infracon802.00
ABCI Infrastructures901.00

Brief Scope: Construction of Twin Tube Tunnels on Jammu Ring Road (NH-244A) between Design Ch.50.600-51.700 and Design Ch. 53.535-55.700 on EPC mode under Residual NHDP component of Bharatmala Pariyojna Phase-I.

Jammu Ring Road’s final alignment (in red) from the government’s EC Clearance website – view large version on the last 2 pages of this document

Bharat Constructions’ bid was roughly Rs. 116 crore below NHAI’s estimate, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period.

Per L&T Infra Engineering, the Jammu Ring Road project “includes 2 tunnels, 8 flyovers, 16 underpasses, 4 viaducts, 31 minor bridges, 8 major bridges, 255 culverts, intersections, service roads and project facilities. The entire road is proposed to be constructed with rigid pavement except hilly terrain where it is flexible pavement.

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