J Kumar Wins Chennai Port-Maduravoyal Expressway’s Packages 1 & 4

After winning 5 km Package 2 earlier in the week, J Kumar Infraprojects was today declared as the lowest bidder to construct 4.262 km Package 1 and 6.038 km Package 4 of the 19.88 km Chennai Port – Maduravoyal Expressway project in Tamil Nadu.

This 4 lane project by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) involves construction of a double-decker access-controlled elevated highway along Cooum River. Its foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2022 under Bharatmala Pariyojana program with an estimated cost of Rs 5,855 crore.

Package 1 connects km 0.342 to km 4.604 (Chennai Port to Thousand Lights East), while Package 4 connects km 14.185 to km 20.223 (Maduravoyal to Koyambedu).

NHAI had invited tenders for their construction in July 2022 with a 910 day construction deadline. Technical bids were opened in April to reveal 5 and 6 bidders for each package respectively.

Package 1 – Bid Values

NHAI’s Estimate: Rs. 1037.77 crore

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
J Kumar Infraprojects915.00
Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.1101.69
Tata Projects – SP Singla JV1111.01
DRA Infracon1149.00
Transrail Lighting – Evrascon JVDisqualified

Package 4 – Bid Values

NHAI’s Estimate: Rs. 901.23 crore

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
J Kumar Infraprojects775.00
Kalpataru – Evrascon JV814.50
DRA Infracon855.21
Afcons Infrastructure982.80
PST Engineering – Indo JVDisqualified
Eaglecon Heavy WorksDisqualified
Project’s route by NHAI’s consultant

J Kumar’s bids were 11.83% and 14.01% below NHAI’s estimates, so contracts should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period.

Per Nitin Gadkari’s recent tweet, “completion of this project is expected to alleviate traffic congestion in Chennai by segregating local traffic movement onto one tier of the Elevated highway. Additionally, it will double the handling capacity of the port, reduce waiting times at the port, and decrease travel time for vehicles bound for the port by an hour.”

Here are a few renders prepared by L&T Infra Engineering shared by Nitin Gadkari:

With this development, financial bids for just 4.485 km Package 3 (Koyambedu – Aminjikarai) are left to be opened, which should happen next week. The project’s information page with a list of all packages and their status can be viewed here: Chennai Port – Maduravoyal Expressway – Information & Status

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8 Responses to "J Kumar Wins Chennai Port-Maduravoyal Expressway’s Packages 1 & 4"


    Welcome to J kumar wins chennai port to Madurayoval. Pl let me know about Ambattur over bridge rail NHAI upto Thiruvallur updates news

  2. Mahendran GK says:

    Welcome sir. My Best wishes to success and to be completed the project

  3. raja says:

    Please upload tender document


    When will they start work

  5. Syed Khalid says:

    When the construction will start?

  6. Anonymous says:

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    I have been following a lot from your blogs.

    Thank you for doing this thankless work !


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