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.