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NHAI awards total Rs 1,545 crore contract for highway in Karnataka-Punjab

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– 2 road projects worth Rs. 1395 cr in Karnataka to Ashoka Concessions and Dilip Buildcon
– Rs. 149.49 cr project to Ceigall India-Inderjit Mehta Construction (JV) in Punjab
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded two projects worth Rs 1,395.38 crore in Karnataka to Ashoka Concessions and Dilip Buildcon for widening of stretches of NH 4A, an official statement said today. NHAI has also awarded a Rs 149.49 crore project to Ceigall India-Inderjit Mehta Constructions (JV) for widening of a stretch on National Highway No 354 in Punjab, the government today said.
The NHAI has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for “two-laning with paved shoulder/Four-Laning of Ramdas to Gurdaspur section of NH-354” to Ceigall India Ltd-Inderjit Mehta Constructions Pvt Ltd (JV) at a cost of Rs 149.49 crore, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement. The four-laning of Belgaum-Khanapur Section of about 30 km has been awarded to Ashoka Concessions on Hybrid Annuity Mode at a cost of Rs 892.16 crore, it said.
Besides, two-laning of about 52 km of the highway on Karnataka/Goa border has been awarded to Dilip Buildcon on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode at a cost of Rs 503.22 crore.
The length of the stretch is 47.492 km and the same would be widened on engineering, procurement and construction mode under Bharatmala scheme.
The Ramdas-Gurdaspur section is part of Border Roads designated to NHAI under Bharatmala scheme.
The objective of this work is to provide good road network access and undertake development of border areas, the statement said.
“The project comprises development of 1.5 km of project length to 4-lane and 45.992 km to 2-lane …The contract period is 550 days, including O&M period of 4 years. The project will have 13 minor bridges, an ROB, Realignment of 1.22 Km and 23 bus bays and shelters,” the statement said.
The projects involve construction of two major and six minor bridges and five railway over bridges (ROBs), for free movement of traffic in major cross roads and reduce conflicts. Two bypasses have also been proposed for the stretch.
“Keeping in view the safety of road users, all major intersections have been provided with 21 vehicular underpasses/vehicular overpasses/ light vehicular underpasses etc. The project also provides four bus shelters,” the statement issued by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.
The concession period of the projects is 17.5 years, including construction period of 2.5 years.
MEP Infra preferred bidder for 3 NHAI projects
MEP Infrastructure Developers has emerged as the lowest bidder for 3 National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) projects. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Jayant Mahaiskar, Chairman and MD of MEP Infrastructure spoke about the latest happenings in his company and sector.
MEP in joint venture (JV) has emerged as a preferred bidder for three hybrid annuity projects in the state of Maharashtra totaling to Rs 2,921 crore to be executed over a period of two years from the appointed date, he said.
Total three projects would have to be completed over a period of two years post which the annuity will be done over a period of 15 years, he added.
We expect to add a couple of more bids in the next 8-10 days, said Mhaiskar.

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