Bids invited for the fifth bundle of highway projects
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited bids for the fifth bundle of National Highway Projects under Toll-Operate-Transfer (TOT) in the State of Gujarat. Separate bids have been invited for the two Bundles each consisting of one National Highway stretch as per the following. The last date of submission of bids is 23rd December 2020.
|S. No.||Project Name||Length (in Km.)|
|TOT Bundle-5(A-1)||Palanpur – Radhanpur – Samkhiyali section of NH 27 from km 589.6 to km 536.0 under TOT-5(A-1)||53.6|
|TOT Bundle-5(A-2)||Palanpur – Radhanpur section of NH 27 (from km 536.0 to km 472.8) and Radhanpur – Samakhiyali section of NH 27 (from km 472.8 to km 430.1) under TOT-5(A-2)||105.9|
The total contract period of TOT is 20 years in which Concessionaire would be required to maintain and operate the stretch. In lieu of this, Concessionaire will get right to collect and retain user fee for these stretches for 20 years in accordance with prescribed fee rates under NH Fee Rules.
NHAI from time to time has issued Request for Proposals (RFP) to award contracts for tolling, operation and maintenance of various National Highway stretches on Toll Operate Transfer (TOT) basis. The TOT Bundle-I consisting of nine projects, totalling 681 Km of Highways in two States of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat, was awarded in 2018 for Rs. 96.81 billion, which was 1.5 times higher than the Authority’s estimate.
TOT is an Asset Recycle program wherein, already operational National Highways are being provided to private entities on a long term concession basis. The TOT operator has a right to collect user fee and has an obligation to Operate and Maintain, on the international standards, the respective stretches during the concession period.
The TOT model has been developed to encourage private participation in the Highway sector and generate more resources for the construction of future highways.