6 firms have submitted bids to construct a 7.192 km elevated road on Kolkata’s existing Kona Expressway after National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids today.
This project in Howrah, West Bengal involves relaying NH-117’s existing 4 lane road and constructing a new 6 lane elevated viaduct on a single row of piers between NH-16 at Nibra – Santragachi – Shibpur – Vidyasagar Setu. Its Detailed Project Report (DPR) was first prepared by RITES in 2018.
NHAI had invited tenders for its construction contract under engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode in February with a Rs. 839.46 crore estimate and 2.5 year construction deadline.
- Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd.
- GPT Infraprojects Ltd.
- Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. (KPTL)
- Larsen and Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
- PNC Infratech Ltd.
- Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
Brief Scope: Construction of Six Lane Elevated Kona Expressway from Km. 0.145 to Km. 7.337 of NH117 in the state of West Bengal on EPC mode
The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which will take about a month to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.
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