CDS and KCC lowest bidders for NHAI’s DAK tender
CDS Infra Projects and KCC Buildcon emerged as the lowest bidders for the construction of the first three packages of the 650 km Delhi-Amritsar-Katra (DAK) Expressway after the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) opened financial bids.
This four lane greenfield project with a proposed right of way (RoW) of 90 m starts at KMP Expressway northwest of Delhi and will be expandable to eight lanes with a provision of service roads in the future. Its detailed project report (DPR) and alignment studies were prepared by Feedback Infrastructure.
NHAI invited bids for the first three packages, all within Haryana, in September 2020 with a two year deadline. Technical bids were opened in December.
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The three packages of the DAK Expressway, for which NHAI invited bids include:
Package 1 - Construction of four lane greenfield DAK Expressway from Jussur Kheri on KMP Expressway to Junction with Rohtak Panipat road (NH-709) near Rukhi Paani village (0-34 km) on HAM under Bharatmala Pariyojna (BP) in Haryana
Package 2 - Construction of four lane Greenfield DAK Expressway from Junction with Rohtak Panipat road (NH709) near Rukhi Paani village to Junction with Jind Panipat road (NH-352A) near Gangana (34-68 km) on HAM under BP in Haryana
Package 3 - Construction of four lane Greenfield DAK Expressway from Junction with Jind-Panipat road NH-352A near Gangana village to Junction with Jind Karnal road NH-709A near Alewa village (60-91 km) on HAM under BP in Haryana.
Dilip Buildcon announced that it had been awarded two contracts for the Bengaluru–Chennai Expressway’s phase one packages—one and two, despite their bids being about 15% higher than NHAI’s estimates.
The entire DAK Expressway project has been divided into approximately 20 packages, and bidding has started for at least 10 packages.
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