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:
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”.