Road & High­way

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MoRTH speeds up ₹1 lakh-cr Delhi-Mum­bai ex­press­way

The Cen­tral gov­ern­ment has de­cided to build the ₹1 lakh crore Delhi-Mum­bai ex­press­way green field project and the en­tire project is likely to be awarded in one go, said sources, elab­o­rat­ing that NHAI is gear­ing up to award the con­tract of high­way and start con­struc­tion work this fis­cal it­self. The pro­posed ex­press­way will pass through cities like Me­wat, Rat­lam and Da­hod and will also crisscross Haryana, Ra­jasthan, Mad­hya Pradesh, Gu­jarat and Ma­ha­rash­tra and will re­duce travel time be­tween the two metro cities by half.

DBL bags ₹1,027 cr con­tract in Kar­nataka

Dilip Build­con Ltd (DBL) re­cently an­nounced that its wholly-owned arm has ex­e­cuted a con­ces­sion pact with the Na­tional High­way Au­thor­ity of In­dia for a road project in Kar­nataka. DBL Bel­lary Byra­pura High­ways Pvt Ltd, and has inked an agree­ment with Na­tional High­ways Au­thor­ity of In­dia at a cost of ₹1,027 crore.

Kar­nataka cracks ₹15,825 cr road cor­ri­dors

The state gov­ern­ment in Kar­nataka an­nounced the con­struc­tion of three ma­jor el­e­vated cor­ri­dors and also other three con­nect­ing cor­ri­dors with a length of 95 km in­volv­ing an in­vest­ment of ₹15,825 crore, state CM said, claim­ing that el­e­vated road projects would be con­structed in five phases in four years.

UP awards 8 Phases of ₹23,000 cr Pur­van­chal e-way

The Ut­tar Pradesh gov­ern­ment has awarded eight phases of the 354-km long Pur­van­chal Ex­press­way en­tail­ing an in­vest­ment of ₹23,000 crore. The project has been awarded to five com­pa­nies in­clud­ing PNC In­frat­ech Lim­ited, Gay­a­tri Projects, GR In­fra, Ori­en­tal Struc­tural En­gi­neer­ing and Apco In­fra, said an of­fi­cial spokesper­son, elab­o­rat­ing that the PNC In­frat­ech, Ga­yarti Projects and GMR In­frat­ech bagged two pack­ages each, Apco and Ori­en­tal se­cured one pack­age each. Sim­i­larly, Gay­a­tri projects has been de­clared as the low­est bid­der for pack­ages I and II at a cost of ₹1,483 crore and ₹1,276 crore re­spec­tively, while pack­age II has gone to Apco for ₹1,380.74 crore. Like­wise, Pack­ages IV and VII have been awarded to GR In­fra at a con­struc­tion cost of ₹1,497 crore and ₹1,437.47 crore re­spec­tively. Pack­ages V and VI have been awarded to PNC In­fra at ₹1,566 and ₹954 crore while pack­age VIII has been bagged by Ori­en­tal Struc­tural En­gi­neer­ing at an in­vest­ment of ₹1,621.89 crore.

Wel­spun En­ter­prises wins ₹2,004 cr con­tract

Wel­spun En­ter­prises has re­ceived the Let­ter of Award from Na­tional High­ways Au­thor­ity of In­dia (NHAI) for the con­struc­tion of four lan­ing of Sat­tanatha­pu­ram to Na­ga­p­at­ti­nam sec­tion of NH-45-A (New NH -332) on Hy­brid An­nu­ity Mode (HAM) model. The con­sor­tium led by the win­ning com­pany will de­velop the project at a cost worth ₹2,004. 51 crore.

NHAI launches ₹767 cr Madu­rai high­way project

The NHAI has re­cently ini­ti­ated the con­struc­tion work on the Than­javurMadu­rai green field road project at an in­vest­ment of ₹767 crore, whereby, the project in­volves de­vel­op­ing a new road be­tween Than­javur and Karaikudi via Pudukot­tai with a length of about 95 to 100 km and widen­ing the ex­ist­ing 46-km twolane road from Karaikudi to Melur into four lanes un­der the Bharat­mala Pariy­o­jana-I.

NHIDCL wins ₹519 cr NH project in As­sam

The NHIDCL re­cently bagged the work for 4-lan­ing of Balachera–Haranga­jao sec­tion of NH-54 at an in­vest­ment of ₹519.30 crore. The project, which has been awarded on the en­gi­neer­ing pro­cure­ment and con­struc­tion model, got se­verely af­fected by land­slides, hill move­ment, slips fail­ure and sink­ing.

NHAI eyes ₹62,000 cr high­way fi­nanc­ing

The Na­tional High­ways Au­thor­ity of In­dia (NHAI) has de­cided to gen­er­ate about ₹62,000 crore, the tar­get it has set for it­self for the cur­rent fis­cal for fi­nanc­ing high­way projects. It may be re­called that NHAI raised about ₹52,000 crore dur­ing 2017-18 as the apex au­thor­ity has been au­tho­rized is­su­ing bonds, in­clud­ing masala bonds (on in­ter­na­tional stock ex­changes), un­der sec­tion 54EC of In­come Tax Act.

MoRTH kick-start ₹5,124 cr projects in AP

Adding to the road in­fra­struc­ture at the Vi­jag­port in Visakha­p­at­nam in Andhra Pradesh, the Union trans­port min­is­ter re­cently laid the foun­da­tion stones for score of road and high­way projects in­volv­ing a whop­ping in­vest­ment worth ₹5,124 crore. The first project, which en­tailed an in­vest­ment of ₹2,562 crore, has been taken up un­der an am­bi­tious road build­ing program cov­er­ing the en­tire Hi­malayan belt and named as Bharat­mala.

Haryana clears ₹150 cr road project in Gur­gaon

The state gov­ern­ment in Haryana has re­cently cleared a new road project en­tail­ing an in­vest­ment of ₹150 crore, state PWD Min­is­ter Rao Nar­bir Singh said that the project will pro­vide di­rect con­nec­tiv­ity to Vas­ant Kunj in Delhi to MG Road in Gurugram and this road would fur­ther be linked with Delhi Jaipur High­way.

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