Road & High­way


Govt. launches ₹6,000-cr Aizawl- Tuipang high­way

The trans­port min­istry has fast tracked 300 km long four lanes Aizawl-Tuipang high­way project at an in­vest­ment of ₹6,000 crore, said of­fi­cial sources claim­ing that the project in ques­tion, has been lauded as one of the most chal­leng­ing road projects taken up in this part of the coun­try, in decades.

MoRTH fixes 20,000-km projects award on radar

The trans­port min­istry has set an as­tound­ing tar­get of award­ing 20,000 km of road projects this fis­cal, which is about 25% more than the 17,055 km awarded dur­ing 2017-18. The con­struc­tion tar­gets for 2018-19 have been set at 16,420 km, of which 9700 km will be con­structed by MoRTH, 6,000 km by NHAI and 720 km by NHIDCL as com­pared to 9,829 km length of Na­tional High­ways was con­structed dur­ing 2017-18. Out of the to­tal road projects awarded in the last fis­cal, 8652 km were awarded by the min­istry, 7397 by NHAI and 1006 by NHIDCL.

Flurry of in­fra projects up for grab in Gur­gaon

Adding lus­ter to the satel­lite city Gur­gaon in the NCR, the NHAI is all set to float ten­ders for a grade-sep­a­rated U-turn un­der­pass near Am­bi­ence Mall and an el­e­vated uni­di­rec­tional U-turn near DLF Phase 2 on NH-8. In this con­nec­tion, it has al­ready sub­mit­ted a de­tailed project re­port (DPR) for ap­proval to its head­quar­ters and that ten­ders will be is­sued shortly and con­struc­tion work on the project will start soon, project di­rec­tor of NHAI (Gu­ru­gram), Ashok Sharma said.

Tri­lat­eral High­way worth ₹1,177 cr off to a fly­ing start

The NHAI has re­cently inked ₹1,177 crore pacts for its maiden in­ter­na­tional project, a part of the In­dia-Myan­mar-Thai­land Tri­lat­eral High­way for which all the three coun­tries are work­ing on about 1,400 km high­way that would boost trade, busi­ness, health, ed­u­ca­tion and tourism ties among them. In this con­nec­tion, it signed an agree­ment for upgra­da­tion of Yagyi - Kalewa high­way sec­tion in Myan­mar to two lanes. The pact was signed with Punj Lloyd Ltd - Varaha In­fra Ltd (JV), said NHAI sources, adding that the tri­lat­eral high­way is likely to be­come op­er­a­tional by De­cem­ber 2019.

NHAI de­liv­ers 150 projects worth ₹1.22 lakh cr

NHAI awarded a record num­ber of road con­tracts worth ₹1.22 lakh crore in the just con­cluded fis­cal, thereby help­ing al­most a large num­ber of play­ers en­gaged in the road con­struc­tion busi­ness to im­prove their or­der tally over the pre­ced­ing fis­cal. The renowned road build­ing agency awarded 150 projects span­ning 7,400 km, nearly twice the pre­vi­ous year in terms of length as well as the quan­tum of in­vest­ment in­volved.

NHAI de­liv­ers ₹6,212 cr con­tracts to DBL

The Na­tional High­ways Author­ity of In­dia (NHAI) has awarded ₹6,212.76 crore con­tracts to Dilip Build­con for widen­ing of the Ban­ga­lore-Mysore sec­tion of NH-275 in Kar­nataka. The projects in­clude six-lan­ing of 56 km stretch of Ban­ga­lore-Nida­gatta sec­tion on NH-275 for ₹3,447.33 crore and 61-km stretch of Nida­gatta-Mysore sec­tion for ₹2,765.43 crore, said of­fi­cial sources.

Plans afoot build­ing 1,400-km Delhi-Mum­bai su­per e-way

The Govern­ment of In­dia has de­cided to con­struct a su­per ex­press­way between Delhi and Mum­bai with a length of about 1,400 km. The new high­way will cut down the travel time by 8 hours and trav­el­ers will be able to cover the to­tal dis­tance from Delhi to Mum­bai and vice versa in 12 hours as against 20 hours cur­rently. Since the su­per ex­press­way will pass through sparsely pop­u­lated areas with neg­li­gi­ble traf­fic con­ges­tion, which in turn fur­ther en­able e-way users to main­tain a con­stant speed of over 120 km per hour.

IRB In­fra bags ₹3,492 cr road con­tracts

IRB In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ers has bagged two road projects with a to­tal value of ₹3,492 crore un­der the hy­brid an­nu­ity model (HAM) from NHAI in Tamil Nadu. These projects marked its en­try into the HAM seg­ment as it is a lead­ing player in the buil­d­op­er­ate-trans­fer seg­ment. The projects in­clude four lan­ing of 56.8 km stretch from Poon­di­ankup­pam to Sat­tanath­pu­ram with cost out­lay of ₹2,196 crore and an­other ₹1296 crore for four lan­ing of 38 km from Puducherry to Poon­di­ankup­pam.

NHAI awards new projects for 46-km per day tar­get

Con­struc­tion of NHs in In­dia hit a record 10,000 km in the just con­cluded fis­cal af­ter the govern­ment stepped up the pace of projects de­liv­ery and their im­ple­men­ta­tion. On an av­er­age, 28 km of high­ways were con­structed ev­ery day in FY18, while new con­tracts were awarded for achiev­ing tar­gets of 46 km per day, said min­istry sources. The con­struc­tion of 10,000 km of na­tional high­ways last year com­pares with 8,231 km in FY17 and 4,260 km (11 km per day) in FY14, the last year of UPA govern­ment. Con­tracts were awarded for 17,000 km in FY18 com­pared with 15,848 km a year ear­lier and 3,169 km (8 km per day) in FY14, they added.

NCR awaits ₹35,600 cr road projects

The trans­port min­istry has an­nounced 10 mega road projects en­tail­ing a stag­ger­ing in­vest­ment worth ₹35,600 crore. Among these, work on sig­nal-free cor­ri­dor from Dhaula Kuan to Delhi Air­port and an eight-lane fully ac­cess-con­trolled Dwarka Ex­press­way is be­ing con­structed at a cost of ₹9,500 crore. In ad­di­tion, un­der improvement of Mahipalpur at Rang­puri, a by­pass is be­ing en­vis­aged to con­nect Dwarka and NH-8 is among other mul­ti­ple projects have been cleared by the govern­ment.

Govt. goes for ₹3,782 cr coastal road up­grade

The Union govern­ment has de­cided to im­ple­ment project un­der Bharat­mala Pariy­o­jana whereby state will have to only ac­quire the land and the trans­port min­istry will ex­e­cute and up­grade 192.8 km of coastal roads in Ker­ala un­der Bharat­mala Pariy­o­jana en­tail­ing an in­vest­ment worth ₹3,782 crore. The project has been aimed at im­prov­ing the con­nec­tiv­ity to eight of the 17 in­ter­me­di­ate and mi­nor ports in the state.

Sadb­hav se­cures ₹1,567cr road projects

Sadb­hav In­fra­struc­ture Project, in a re­cent cache has bagged two road projects worth ₹1,567.92 crore from NHAI in Gu­jarat and Andhra Pradesh. In this con­nec­tion, the com­pany has re­ceived let­ter of award from NHAI for new hy­brid an­nu­ity projects. The Andhra Pradesh ven­ture en­tail­ing an in­vest­ment of ₹520.3 crore with scope of work in­clud­ing build­ing four lanes con­nec­tiv­ity to Visakha­p­at­nam Port from 0.00 km to 12.700 km in the state.

Ker­ala cracks ₹111.5 cr road project

In a bid to fast track the con­struc­tion work in­volv­ing sec­ond reach from Pravacham­balam to Balarama­pu­ram road stretch the na­tional high­way wing of PWD has called for the ten­der for works on road stretch start­ing from Kara­manaKaliyikkav­ila part of the state high­way. The state govern­ment ac­cepted the de­tailed project re­port which es­ti­mated the project cost as ₹111.5 crore and the project is be­ing ex­e­cuted with the sup­port of Ker­ala In­fra­struc­ture In­vest­ment Fund Board.

MSRDC has­tens ₹45,000cr Nag­pur-Mum­bai e-way

The MSRDC is all set to award the ₹46,000 crore Nag­pur-Mum­bai ex­press­way as the ac­qui­si­tion of land for the pro­posed project is al­most com­plete. This paves the way for the process of fi­nal­iz­ing bid­ders for the mar­quee project, con­struc­tion for which is ex­pected to start very shortly, VC & MD, MSRDC, Rad­heshyam Mopal­war, said, adding that the project needs ₹27,000 crore to kick start the con­struc­tion work.

DBL forms SPVs to kick start ₹63-bn road projects

Dilip Build­con has re­cently an­nounced in­cor­po­ra­tion of five new spe­cial pur­pose Ve­hi­cles (SPVs) for ex­e­cut­ing the projects in­volv­ing a stag­ger­ing in­vest­ment worth ₹63.06 bil­lion. In this con­nec­tion, it has formed five new SPVs to un­der­take the new projects on Hy­brid An­nu­ity Mode.

Road project of ₹114 cr in Udaipur up for grab

The NHAI has re­cently floated ten­ders for el­e­vated road between Udipole and Court Cir­cle whereby the el­e­vated road between 2 im­por­tant places of Udaipur city is likely to lessen the load of traf­fic on Town Hall road, Bapu Bazar, Su­ra­jpole, Delhi Gate and Col­lec­torate road. The project, which en­tailed an in­vest­ment of ₹114 crore, is an el­e­vated stretch and will hereon be termed as NH-927 A and will run from Udi­apole to Su­ra­jpole and Town Hall.

NHAI speeds up 451-km coastal road

The pre­lim­i­nary sur­vey with draft align­ment for the 451-km coastal high­way project has been com­pleted and on the ba­sis of the sur­vey, a fea­si­bil­ity re­port has also been pre­pared to kick start the high­way project start­ing from Gopalpur in Odisha to Digha in West Ben­gal. The project will be given a fi­nal shape af­ter fi­nal­iza­tion of the align­ment.

Ashoka Build­con se­cures ₹1,687 cr e-way project

Ashoka Build­con claimed that its wholly owned sub­sidiary Ashoka Con­ces­sions Ltd (ACL) has won a ₹1,687 crore project from the Na­tional High­ways Author­ity of In­dia (NHAI) for the con­struc­tion of a sec­tion of the Vado­dara-Mum­bai ex­press­way in Gu­jarat. It re­ceived LoA with scope of work for the con­struc­tion of 8 lane stretch of Vado­dara-Mum­bai ex­press­way from An­klesh­war to Manubar un­der NHDP-IV on HAM model.

NHAI awards ₹4,493 cr road con­tracts in Te­lan­gana

The NHAI has awarded four road projects in Te­lan­gana at a cost of ₹4,493.57 crore un­der Bharat­mala pro­grams and among other they in­clude ₹1,201.62 crore four lan­ing of 39.98 km on NH-161 from Kandi to Ram­san­palle on EPC mode, awarded to GKC Projects Ltd. An­other ₹1,220.83 crore project of NH161 from Ram­san­palle vil­lage to Man­gloor vil­lage awarded to KNR Con­struc­tions and also 48.96 stretch of NH-161 from Man­gloor vil­lage to Te­lan­gana/Ma­ha­rash­tra Bor­der to Dilip Build­con and ₹988.47 crore.

Govt. clears ₹917 cr for Jammu-Poonch high­way

Jammu-Akhnoor- Poonch high­way, which is a very vi­tal stretch as it con­nects the moun­tain­ous bor­der dis­tricts of Poonch and Ra­jouri with Jammu city and in view of this, the Union govern­ment has re­cently cleared ₹917 crore for widen­ing and strength­en­ing of the road stretch. It has re­cently been up­graded into Na­tional High­way sta­tus as it apart from strength­en­ing de­fence pre­pared­ness on borders, will give a fil­lip to growth of eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in the re­gion with rich un­ex­ploited po­ten­tial for tourism.

PM launches ₹882 cr Au­rangabad-Chor­daha High­way

The PM has re­cently laid the foun­da­tion stone for six-lan­ing of the 70 km long sec­tion of NH-2 road project in Bi­har en­tail­ing an in­vest­ment worth ₹882 crore. The mega road project will ex­tend the road length from Au­rangabad in Bi­har to Chor­daha on the Bi­har-Jhark­hand bor­der belt of the state.

MoRTH awards ₹7,000 cr road con­tract

The work on the widen­ing of the high­ly­con­gested Ben­galuru-My­suru Road is all set to start at an in­vest­ment of ₹7,000 crore with the lay­ing of the foun­da­tion stone by trans­port min­is­ter Nitin Gad­kari re­cently. To speed up the work, it has been di­vided into two pack­ages: Ben­galuru-Nidaghatta and Nidaghatta to My­suru. One of the biggest is­sues is land ac­qui­si­tion, which is in the ad­vanced stages in both the pack­ages.

Kamothe town­ships in Mum­bai get ₹1,230 cr NH con­nec­tiv­ity

Af­ter draw­ing flak from var­i­ous quar­ters for un­due de­lay in pro­vid­ing the di­rect con­nec­tiv­ity between Kamothe town­ships and Sion Pan­vel High­way on the Mum­bai­bound car­riage­way, the PWD has fi­nally kicked off the con­struc­tion of a 4.5 me­ter wide sin­gle lane road un­der Kamothe fly­over at an in­vest­ment of ₹1,230 crore. Af­ter com­mis­sion­ing the mo­torists travel to­wards Mum­bai as they can get onto the SP High­way while com­ing out of Kamothe mode to fur­ther travel to Navi Mum­bai, Thane and Mum­bai di­rectly.

IRB In­fra wins ₹3,400cr Ha­pur by­pass road con­tract

IRB In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ers has re­cently re­ceived Let­ter of Award for the six lan­ing of Ha­pur by­pass to Mo­rad­abad sec­tion in­clud­ing Ha­pur by­pass road project en­tail­ing an in­vest­ment of ₹3,400 crore. The project in ques­tion is a part of the NH 24 (New NH-9) in Ut­tar Pradesh, which the road builder won on the De­sign Build Fi­nance Op­er­ate and Trans­fer (DBFOT) model un­der Na­tional High­way De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram (NHDP) Phase V. The length of the project is 99.867 Km and com­mands a con­ces­sion pe­riod of 22 years, said of­fi­cial sources.

NHAI de­liv­ers ₹5,916 cr coastal road con­tract

In or­der to pro­vide cru­cial road link to towns on the east coast cor­ri­dor like Puducherry, Cud­dalore, Chi­dambaram, Sirkazhi and Karaikal from Chen­nai and other parts of the state with a length of 180-km from Villupu­ram to Na­ga­p­at­ti­nam via Puducherry, NHAI in four pack­ages has awarded the con­tracts worth ₹5,916. 95 crore. The project is to be widened into four-lane un­der the Bharat­mala Pariy­o­jana Phase-I and NHDP Phase IV-A. NHAI had is­sued a let­ter of award to con­tract com­pa­nies to ex­e­cute the three pack­ages in­volv­ing four-lan­ing of 123.8 km road from Villupu­ram to Sat­tanatha­pu­ram via Puducherry and Poondiyankup­pam un­der Phase I of Bharat­mala Pariy­o­jana.

Valecha bags ₹240-cr Chikhli-Bhokard­han con­tract

Valecha Engi­neer­ing has re­cently bagged a road project at a cost of ₹240 crore from PWD of the state govern­ment of Ma­ha­rash­tra with scope of work of re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing and up­grad­ing of Chikhli - Bhokard­han NH-753 and con­nect­ing the same with Tale­gaon Jalna NH-753(A) in the state.

KNR wins ₹2,964-cr Chit­toor, Man­gloor projects in AP & T’gana

KNR Con­struc­tions has re­cently bagged two Hy­brid An­nu­ity Projects with bid project cost of ₹2,964.07 crore from Na­tional High­ways Author­ity of In­dia (NHAI). The scope of work in the projects in­clude the six lan­ing of a stretch on NH-140 from Chit­toor to Mallavaram in Andhra Pradesh un­der Bhart­mala Pariy­o­jana'.

PMRDA plans ₹3,280-cr ring road stretch

The Pune Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­gion De­vel­op­ment Author­ity (PMRDA), which un­der the Bhara­mala project will con­nect roads in the city to state high­ways on the out­skirts by build­ing a ring road at an in­vest­ment of ₹3,280 crore. In this con­nec­tion, the no­dal agency has se­cured cen­tral fund­ing as­sis­tance worth ₹2,468 crore and the state will pitch in ₹812 crore. The move will take cou­ple of years to con­struct the first phase of the ring road planned along the out­skirts of the city.

MEP In­fra in JV wins ₹3,000-cr road project

MEP In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ers in a joint ven­ture with LongJian Road & Bridge Com­pany has been de­clared as a pre­ferred Bid­der (L1) by NHAI for three Hy­brid An­nu­ity Mode Projects in­volv­ing an in­vest­ment of ₹3,000 crore. They in­cluded the four Lan­ing of Ausa- Chakur Sec of NH-361 (De­sign length-58.51 km) un­der NH (O) in state of Ma­ha­rash­tra on HAM model with bid cost of ₹848.63 crore.

NHAI de­liv­ers ₹2,013-cr con­tract to DBL

In­fra builder of na­tional re­pute, Dilip Build­con has re­cently bagged yet an­other road project worth ₹2,013-crore from NHAI. The project in ques­tion is lo­cated in the state of Andhra Pradesh and en­tailed the scope of work for six lan­ing of Aran­da­pu­ramPen­durthi-Anaka­palli sec­tion of NH-5 (new NH-16). The com­pany has in­cor­po­rated a new spe­cial pur­pose ve­hi­cle (SPV), which has been named as DBL Anan­da­pu­ram Anaka­palli High­ways PRMTE Ltd.

Govt. tar­gets 2 lakh-km roads, 12 e-way projects

The trans­port min­istry plans to de­velop 2 lakh km of high­ways and 12 ex­press­ways across the coun­try, said trans­port min­is­ter, Nitin Gad­kari, adding that the progress in the road sec­tor is cur­rently grow­ing at 28 km per day in this fis­cal and tar­geted build­ing 40 km per day in 2018-19. The govern­ment has signed work award con­tracts for projects val­ued at ₹850,000 crore for roads, ports, ship­ping and water re­sources. In Kar­nataka's con­text, apart from launch­ing mega high­ways ex­press­ways worth ₹23,000 crore, the cen­tre is also de­vel­op­ing the Kar­war port in Kar­nataka as the Cen­tre would spend ₹3,000 crore.

NHAI awards ₹149-cr road con­tract

Na­tional High­ways Author­ity of In­dia (NHAI) has re­cently awarded ₹149.49 crore project to Ceigall In­dia-In­der­jit Me­hta Con­struc­tions in a joint ven­ture for widen­ing of a stretch on Na­tional High­way No 354 in Pun­jab. In this con­nec­tion, the NHAI has is­sued Let­ter of Award (LOA) for two-lan­ing with paved shoul­der and fourlan­ing of Ram­das to Gur­daspur sec­tion of high­way stretch with length of the stretch is 47.492 km.

NHAI awards ₹5,443-cr projects to IRB In­fra

IRB In­fra­struc­ture has re­cently bagged road projects worth ₹5,443 crore in Gu­jarat and Ut­tar Pradesh. In Gu­jarat it has man­aged to se­cure ₹2,043 crore project from NHAI as the com­pany has emerged as a pre­ferred bid­der for a hy­brid an­nu­ity model project where the scope of work in­cluded the con­struc­tion of eight lane Vado­dara ex­press­way from 355 km to 378.74 km (Padra to Vado­dara sec­tion of Vado­dara Mum­bai Ex­press­way.

NHAI floats bids for ₹2,165-cr high­way project

The Na­tional High­way Author­ity of In­dia has floated a ten­ders for the con­struc­tion of a six-lane el­e­vated ex­press­way between Poona­mallee and Sripe­rum­budur along the Chen­nai-Ben­galuru Na­tional High­way en­tail­ing an in­vest­ment of ₹2,165 crore. The pro­posed 13.7-km ex­press­way will con­nect the Chen­nai Outer Ring Road at Nemilicheri with Sripe­rum­budur, the in­dus­trial hub in the out­skirts of Chen­nai.

Punj Llyod se­cures ₹5.05-bn road project

Punj Llyod has re­cently been awarded a con­tract worth ₹5.05 bil­lion for six and four lan­ing of NH 5 (New NH 16) start­ing from Puin­tola to Tangi (km. 284.000 to km. 355.000) in the state of Odisha on engi­neer­ing pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion (EPC) ba­sis by the Na­tional High­way Author­ity of In­dia (NHAI). The high­way project in ques­tion com­mands a con­struc­tion pe­riod of 730 days from the 'ap­pointed date', to be no­ti­fied by NHAI af­ter ful­fill­ment of cer­tain con­di­tions and manda­tory for­mal­i­ties.

MoRTH launches ₹1,342-cr high­way ven­ture

The Union Trans­port Min­is­ter laid the foun­da­tion stone to the NH projects for 84-km stretch from Be­la­gavi to Goa bor­der via Khana­pur, Ram­na­gar at an in­vest­ment of ₹1,342.98 crore. The project has been di­vided into two pack­ages - one from Be­la­gavi to Khana­pur and an­other from Khana­pur to Kar­nataka/Goa bor­der. The Be­la­gavi to Khana­pur (30.800kms) will be the four-lane high­way pass­ing through Desur and Ankale, which cov­ers two roads over bridges and one ma­jor river bridge.

L&T takes up ₹2,917-cr high­way or­ders

The wholly owned arm of Larsen & Toubro, L&T Con­struc­tion, has re­cently won or­ders worth ₹2,917 crore in West Ben­gal and Jhark­hand from dif­fer­ent road build­ing agen­cies. In the heavy civil in­fra­struc­ture busi­ness seg­ment, it se­cured an or­der worth ₹1,521 crore from the West Ben­gal High­way De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion Lim­ited (WBHDCL) for the con­struc­tion of a six-lane ex­tra-dosed bridge across the river Hooghly be­sides ex­ist­ing Iswar Gupta Setu at Kalyani, West Ben­gal.

Ashoka Con­ces­sions bags ₹13.95-bn road project

NHAI in a joint ven­ture has awarded two projects worth ₹13.95 bil­lion in Kar­nataka to Ashoka Con­ces­sions and Dilip Build­con for widen­ing of stretches of NH 4A, said sources, adding that 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 ₹8.92 bil­lion. 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 ₹5.03 bil­lion.

Adani en­ters road con­struc­tion, bags ₹1,140-cr con­tract

Adani En­ter­prises (AEL), an arm of the Adani Group, en­tered into road and high­way build­ing seg­ment and also bagged a con­tract for a four-lane road project un­der HAM model at an in­vest­ment of ₹1,140 crore, in Ch­hat­tis­garh. The project, awarded un­der the Bharat­mala Pariy­o­jana pro­gram en­tailed scope of work on 53-km stretch between Bi­laspur and Pathra­pali. Con­struc­tion is to be com­pleted in 730 days, while the con­ces­sion pe­riod is 15 years from the start of com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions.

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