Megha & KNR Win Bangalore-Vijayawada Expressway’s Contracts

Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) and KNR Constructions Ltd. on Monday were declared as the lowest bidders for the civil construction work of 518 km Bengaluru – Vijayawada Expressway project’s packages 5, 6, 11, 13 and 14.

Megha Engineering scooped up 4 civil packages (P5, P6, P11 & P14) with a combined length of roughly 124 km, while KNR won 29 km P13 – all located in Andhra Pradesh.

This 6 lane access-controlled expressway will be built under Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP) Phase 1 with a mix of brownfield-upgrade (36%) and greenfield (64%) routes. Its alignment will pass by Kadapa lending it the name of BKV Expressway.

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had invited tenders for their construction under Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) in October & November 2022 with a 730 day (2 year) deadline.

Technical bids were opened 2 weeks ago to reveal 8 firms had submitted a total of 30 bids for packages 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 & 14. Interestingly, financial bids for 25.50 km Package 12 (Polavaram to Marripudi) were not opened for reasons unknown to me.

Package 5 (32.70 km)

Scope: Nallacheruvu palli (Ch.96.300) to Yerragudipadu (Ch 129.000)

Estimated Cost: Rs. 803.15 crore

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.819.21
G R Infraprojects Ltd.937.87
Dilip Buildcon Ltd.998.19
PNC Infratech Ltd.999.00
HG Infra Engineering Ltd.1033.11

Package 6 (31 km)

Scope: Yerragudipadu (Ch.129.000) to Audireddipalle (Ch.160.000)

Estimated Cost: Rs. 809.51 crore

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.802.22 
G R Infraprojects Ltd.909.97
HG Infra Engineering Ltd.916.11
Dilip Buildcon Ltd.987.80
PNC Infratech Ltd.1017.00

Package 11 (32 km)

Scope: Chandrasekharapuram (Ch.228.000) to Polavaram (Ch. 260.000)

Estimated Cost: Rs. 862.48 crore

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.854.71
G R Infraprojects Ltd.934.97
Dilip Buildcon Ltd.1001.07
Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd.1008.00

Package 13 (29.10 km)

Scope: Marripudi (Ch. 285.500) to Somavarappadu (Ch.314.600)

Estimated Cost; Rs. 692.48 crore

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
KNR Constructions Ltd.665.00
Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.701.20
G R Infraprojects Ltd.753.37
Dilip Buildcon Ltd.799.83
HG Infra Engineering Ltd.808.11

Package 14 (28.64 km)

Scope: Somavarappadu (Ch.314.600) to Muppavaram (Ch.343.240)

Estimated Cost: Rs. 711.11 Cr.

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.704.71
KNR Constructions Ltd.767.00
G R Infraprojects Ltd.770.97
HG Infra Engineering Ltd.844.11
Dilip Buildcon Ltd.849.06
Map via NHAI – view project information and tender list

The lowest bids in each case were either below (P6, P11, P13, P14) or negligibly higher (P5) than NHAI’s estimate, so I expect NHAI to award contracts in the coming weeks without a long financial evaluation period.

The project’s 343 km greenfield section connecting Kodikonda, AP to Addanki, AP has been divided up into 14 civil packages. With this development, financial bids for 9 packages have been opened, technical evaluation is underway for 1, while bidding is underway for another 4 – see a list and their contractors/status here.

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6 Responses to "Megha & KNR Win Bangalore-Vijayawada Expressway’s Contracts"

  1. Suhasravi says:

    Good good!

  2. Umamaheshwar Rao C Chikkam says:

    Complete it before December 2025 !

  3. Mayank Sengupta says:

    Package 12 was opened today. I will email you bid results.

  4. Ayush Singh says:

    Hi , where is the office in kadapa where NHAI consultant seat for this project

  5. Babulal choudhary says:

    We are working all types pilling works By TMR and Hydrolic Rig
    Plz give me project details and project manager contact no
    Cell 9414357325


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