Chennai-Bengaluru expressway tender features
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Chennai-Bengaluru expressway tender features

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), as part of the Bharatmala scheme, has floated a tender for Phase III of Chennai-Bengaluru Expressway project. As per NHAI, the construction of the four-lane road between Kanchipuram and Arakkonam is estimated to cost Rs 858.93 billion. The 240 km expressway will pass through several industrial and mining corridors, including the Sriperumbudur and Kolar Gold Fields.

The tenders which were opened on October 28 will be closed on 14 December. One can take part in this international competitive bidding process through NHAI's e-tendering portal (https://etenders.gov.in). A deadline of exactly 730 days has been set to complete the project for the concessionaire.

Per NHAI, some salient features of the Bengaluru-Chennai expressway project will be:

  • Advanced Traffic Management System (ADMS) which aims to provide uninterrupted traffic flow, real-time information for users and 24X7 emergency assistance. Furthermore, ADMC aims to offer automatic vehicle classification before they enter the toll lanes to ensure that cars do not wait behind huge trucks. Trucks would be provided with a separate wider and longer lane for the toll. <.li>
  • A traffic volume would be displayed on a board placed near the proposed toll gate.
  • An emergency call booth within every 2 km mark along with CCTV cameras in various points. It would help to monitor vehicular movement round the clock to make tracking accidents and other crimes easier and accessible. Presently, surveillance cameras are installed only at toll plazas.
  • Phase III would be stretched over 25 km with no flyovers. Instead, it would cross seven major bridges over different local water bodies and a railway overbridge based near Govindavadi.
  • The successful bidder would report all accidents or road damage by three days and to restore the damage within 15 days.
  • Currently, most vehicles take at least 6 hours 30 minutes to cover the 350 km journey on the Vellore-Krishnagiri-Hosur route. On completion of the expressway project, the travel time is expected to get reduced by at least 90 minutes.

    See CW’s earlier report, “Bids opened for Bangalore-Chennai Expressway”.

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