Kalpataru Wins Siliguri Bagdogra Airport’s New Terminal Contract

Kalpataru Projects International Ltd. (KPTL) on Wednesday was declared as the lowest bidder for the civil construction work of a new terminal building at Bagdogra International Airport (IBX) near Siliguri, West Bengal.

Bagdogra Airport by Airports Authority of India (AAI) in North Bengal is the second busiest in the state and the gateway to the Himalayan towns of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Gangtok, Sikkim. Its existing terminal has a built-up area of 8,000 sq.m and is capable of handling 400 peak-hour passengers.

Bagdogra Airport’s new terminal, to be built ~500m south of the existing terminal (view on Google Maps), will have a footprint of 1,00,000 sq.m (50,000 sq.m in Phase 1) and be capable of handling 3800 peak-hour passengers.

The new terminal will be equipped with a multi-level car park (MLCP), 10 aerobridges (6 in Phase 1), and its apron will allow 16 narrow-body aircrafts (eg. A320, B737) to be parked together.

AAI had invited tenders for the project’s civil construction contract in September 2023 with a Rs. 960.45 crore estimate and 913 day (2.5 year) completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in December to reveal 4 bidders.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Kalpataru Projects International Ltd. (KPTL)883.80
Ahluwalia Contracts India Ltd. (ACI)887.82
ITD Cementation India Ltd.890.89
NCC Ltd.899.89

AAI’s Brief Scope: Development of New Civil Enclave at Bagdogra Airport. Sub Head: Construction of New Terminal Building, MLCP, Allied Structure and External Development works on Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Model

KPTL’s bid of Rs. 883.80 crore was well below AAI’s Rs. 960.45 crore estimate, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period.

Here’s a rendering and layout of the terminal via AAI’s tender documents. Its design seems to be inspired by mountains, and I’m curious to see how it eventually turns out.

Bagdogra Airport’s new terminal – view large
Layout of new terminal and facilities

With this development, we should see basic ground work starting by the end of Q1 2024 and full-fledged construction work starting in Q2 2024.

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13 Responses to "Kalpataru Wins Siliguri Bagdogra Airport’s New Terminal Contract"

  1. Milan Nandi says:

    I am interested, I have 4 year experience in pavement construction

  2. Roni Dutta says:

    Sir I m interested to work in this project

  3. A.K.SINHA says:

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  4. Muhammad Hasan says:

    I’m interested, Now I’m working in as a construction manager in BAGDOGRA Airport
    Last 2.5 years In K C C company. Well knowledge in building work etc. 30 years experience in construction work.

  5. Anup Sinha says:

    Dear Sir,
    My name is Anup Sinha having 20 plus years of experience in the construction industry in Airforce project HANGAR 177 Cr. Currently engaged in the construction of new international Airport Project Cost 357 Cr. Looking after the construction of Terminal building, UG Tank, Utility building. Looking for job change. If there is any opening for Airport Project at Siliguri please let me know.

    Thanks & regards
    Anup Sinha

  6. Biswajit Roy says:

    Worked in Kolkata Airport project modernization with ITD-ITDCEM JV from 2008 to 2012 as a Planning Manager. Interested to work in the Bagdora project.

  7. Satyendra Kumar Yadav says:

    Sir I m interested this work place I have work experience in airport,

  8. Santanu Halder says:

    Sir Im a supplier very much interested work with Your Company.

    Address: Airport More Bagdogra, Bagdogra, Darjeeling.

  9. Vikram Kumar Rai says:

    Sir myself Vikram Kumar Rai, 10 yrs experience as a quality control engineer in Qatar petroleum. very much interested in your project as my hometown is Bagdogra.

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  11. Rizwan alam says:

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  12. Shankar bala says:

    Sub contractor kalpataru ltd


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