Evrascon, NKC, CDS secure Delhi-Katra expressway works
NKC Projects, CDS Infra projects limited and Evrascon-MKCIL joint venture, emerged as the lowest bidders for constructing packages 4, 5 and 9 respectively, of the 650 km Delhi-Amritsar-Katra (DAK) expressway after the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) opened financial bids for the DAK expressway.
NHAI had invited bids for these three packages in October and November last year, with a two-year completion deadline. Package-4 lies within Haryana, package-5 is also mostly within Haryana, while package-9 is entirely in Punjab.
This four-lane greenfield project originates at KMP Expressway north-west of Delhi and will be expandable to eight lanes with the provision of service roads in the future. Phase 1 involves the construction of a 397.7 km greenfield expressway between Delhi-Ludhiana-Gurdaspur and a 99 km spur connecting Nakodar–Amritsar.
Scope of work for package-4 includes the construction of 28.85 km four-lane greenfield DAK Expressway from Junction with Jind Karnal road (NH-709A) near Alewa to Junction with Ambala Kaithal Hissar road (NH-152) near Kharak Pandwa village (91.40 km-120.25 km) on the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) under Bharatmala Pariyojana (BP) in Haryana. NHAI's estimate for the package was at Rs 835.30 crore.
Bid values of the lowest five technically qualified bidders for package-4:
NKC Projects: Rs 930.60 crore
Gawar: Rs 984.73 crore
DRA Infra: Rs 1,047.96 crore
KCC: Rs 1,050.93 crore
CDS Infra projects limited: Rs 1,065.30 crore
Scope of work for package-5 includes the construction of 37.67 km four-lane greenfield DAK Expressway from Junction with Ambala Kaithal Hissar road (NH-152) to Junction with Patiala Samana Patran road (SH-10) (120.25 km-157.92 km) on HAM under BP in Haryana and Punjab. NHAI's estimate for the package was at Rs 1,132.28 crore.
Bid values of the lowest five technically qualified bidders for package-5:
CDS Infra projects limited: Rs 1,260.80 crore
KCC: Rs 1,276.72 crore
Gawar: Rs 1,334.10 crore
Chetak: Rs 1,377.92 crore
Shivalaya: Rs 1,379.87 crore
Scope of work for Package-9 includes the construction of 43.04 km four-lane greenfield DAK Expressway from Junction with Ludhiana Moga road (NH-5) near Mullanpur Dakha to Junction with Jalandhar Moga road (NH-703) near Kang Sahibu village (260.86 km - 303.90 km) on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode under BP in Punjab. NHAI's estimate for the bid was at Rs 1,404.13 crore.
Bid values of the lowest five technically qualified bidders for package-9:
Evrascon–MKCIL JV: Rs 1,234.40 crore
Ceigall: Rs 1,278.00 crore
GR Infra: Rs 1,326.97 crore
Chetak: Rs 1,341.00 crore
Gawar: Rs 1,366.00 crore