SP Singla Constructions (SPSCL) on Friday was declared as the lowest bidder to construct a new 9.45 km long bridge between Sherpur – Dighwara as part of the 137 km Patna Ring Road (NH131G).
This 6 lane bridge across the Ganga river by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will be the second bridge linking Danapur and Saran districts. The project consists of 5 kms of approach roads on either side linking NH-30 (Danapur – Maner Road) & NH-19 (Dighwara Bypass Road), making the entire project’s length 14.52 kms.
Its Detailed Project Report (DPR) was prepared by S.A. Infrastructure Consultants Pvt. Ltd. under Bharatmala Pariyojana (BMP)’s Lot-5/Package-7. Bihar’s state government in February 2023 approved Rs. 316 crore for acquiring 86.12 hectares of land for its construction.
NHAI had invited tenders for its civil construction in July 2022 with a Rs. 4994.79 crore estimate and 3.5 year completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in December 2022 to reveal 7 bidders.
Financial Bid Values
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|SP Singla Constructions (SPSCL)||3012.27|
|Larsen & Toubro (L&T)||3186.00|
|J Kumar Infraprojects (JKIL)||3690.00|
|Afcons Infrastructure (AIL)||3877.20|
|DBL – PNC – Evrascon JV||4131.00|
|Ashoka Buildcon (ABL)||Disqualified|
|Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon||Disqualified|
Brief Scope: Construction of 6Lane Bridge and its approaches across River Ganga as Part of Patna Ring Road (NH131G) starting from Km 8.480 near Sherpur to Km 23.000 near Dighwara in the state of Bihar on EPC Mode.
The government’s Bhoomirashi website has a rough alignment of the bridge submitted by S.A. Infrastructure Consultants.
Anyways – SP Singla’s bid was a staggering 39.69% below NHAI’s estimate, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period.
On the eastern-side of Patna, Larsen & Toubro – Daewoo E&C JV is constructing a 6 lane extra-dosed bridge over Ganga between Kachchi Dargah – Bidupur as part of Patna’s Ring Road – see details, design and status here.
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