Purvanchal e-way: Over a dozen construction majors submit bid
LUCKNOW: The state government has received bids from more than a dozen construction majors for the proposed Purvanchal Expressway, foundtaion stone of which will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 19 on the completion of one year of the Yogi Adityanth Government.
“We have purchased 88 per cent land required for the expressway. A decision was taken by the state government to start work only after 90 per cent of land was purchased and made available for the project,” said a UP Expresway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) official.
Starting from Chand Sarai in Lucknow, the 353 kilometre expressway would connect several cities of eastern UP culminating at Haideriya in Ghazipur.
Work on the Rs 12000 crore project would be completed in eight packages, bids for which were invited by the state government. “We have received technical bids from more than a dozen construction majors,” said the official. He said the bids were being examined and would be sent to the government for approval.