Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) on Friday was declared as the lowest bidder to construct a 7.192 km elevated road on Kolkata’s existing Kona Expressway.
This project in Howrah, West Bengal by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) 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.
Technical bids were opened in mid-March to reveal 6 bidders. During evaluation, bids from 2 firms – GPT Infraprojects Ltd. and PNC Infratech Ltd. were found technically non-responsive.
Financial bids for the rest 4 firms (DRA Infra, KPTL, L&T and RVNL) were opened on Friday to reveal RVNL as the lowest bidder.
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April 4 Update: Bid values are now available (hat-tip: Kuwarjeet Singh)
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.||720.67|
|Larsen & Toubro Ltd.||1045|
|Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd.||1046|
|Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. (KPTL)||1122|
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
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