18 Companies bid for the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg
Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) authorities has opened financial bids submitted by the qualified contractors to construct 13 packages of the 700-Km Nagpur-Mumbai Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg (MSM) Expressway. The Rs 46,000 crore projects will connect 10 districts, 26 talukas and 392 villages in the state. It will help state prosper through a holistic process that integrates road connectivity with sustainable rural development through agri-business ecosystem and multidimensional sub-projects.
The Greenfield project will have access control while its design and alignment is prepared as per International Road Congress (IRC) standards. Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg will not only connect Nagpur and Mumbai, but also reduce current travel time of 18 hours to 8 hour between the two cities.
Construction for the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg has been divided into 16 packages and the bid process for the remaining three packages is still under progress. The 18 eligible bidders are Megha Eng. & Infra Ltd, NCC Ltd, TPL CENGIZ JV, L&T Ltd, SadbhavEng ltd, Reliance Infrastructure, PNC infratech Ltd, Afcon Infrastructure Ltd, BSCPL GVPR J/V, Navyuga Eng. Co. Ltd, APCO InfratechPvt Ltd, ILFS Transpiration network Ltd, KNR Constructions Ltd, Dilip Buildcon Ltd, Montecalro Ltd, Iron Tingle Ltd, Ashoka Buildcon Ltd, Gayatri Projects Ltd and Oriental Structural Eng.Pvt. Ltd
Commenting on an important development in the process of Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of MSRDC, Radheshyam Mopalwar said, “With the opening of financial bids, we have achieved a milestone in the implementation process of the project. We are now very close to the historic moment of inauguration. We shall soon undertake an evaluation of the eligible bids before issuing the work orders. We are expecting beginning of the construction work for MSM within next two weeks, he said.
As on date, the Government has acquired 80.25 per cent Private and Government land as against a total compensation of Rs 4788 crore, for the Samruddhi Mahamarg.
@EPC World Media