Kanpur Lucknow Expressway; PNC Infratech Wins Both Packages To Build 62 km Access-Controlled,Greenfield E-way Connecting UP's Biggest Cities

by India Infrahub - Feb 24, 2022 12:55 PM +05:30 IST
Kanpur Lucknow Expressway; PNC Infratech Wins Both Packages To Build 62 km Access-Controlled,Greenfield E-way Connecting UP's Biggest CitiesA Representative Image. (UPEIDA)
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  • To be constructed at an overall cost of over Rs 4,000 crore, the Lucknow–Kanpur Expressway will be an 62 km long, 6-lane wide access controlled expressway in India's Uttar Pradesh. The expressway will connect Kanpur and Lucknow and the alignment will be parallel to NH-27 which connects Kanpur and Lucknow with a distance of about 8.5 km (5.3 mi) between existing and proposed parallel roads.

Road construction company PNC Infratech has emerged as the lowest bidder to construct both packages of the 62.7 km Kanpur – Lucknow Expressway (NE-6) project

PNC bagged two orders - Package I and Package II - for construction of Kanpur-Lucknow Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. The total order value stands at Rs 2,665.96 crore. These two projects are under the Bharatmala Pariyojana.

As many as 13 companies had placed bids for both the packages of Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway.

APCO Infratech, Ashoka Buildcon, Brij Gopal Construction Co, Dilip Buildcon, DP Jain and Company Infrastructure, Gawar Construction, GR Infraprojects , HG Infra Engineering , IRB Infra, Megha Engineering and Infra, PNC Infratech, Vishwa Samudra Engineering and Montecarlo Ltd were in contention for both the packages of the project.

Ceigall India Ltd, Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon and Shankarnarayana Constructions, Oriental Structural Engineers and Vishwa Samudra Engineering placed bids for only one of out of two packages of the project.

Kanpur-Lucknow Expressway

To be constructed at an overall cost of over Rs 4,000 crore, the Lucknow–Kanpur Expressway will be an 62 km long, 6-lane wide access controlled expressway in India's Uttar Pradesh. The expressway will connect Kanpur and Lucknow and the alignment will be parallel to NH-27 which connects Kanpur and Lucknow with a distance of about 8.5 km (5.3 mi) between existing and proposed parallel roads.

The expressway will start near Shaheed Path in South Lucknow connecting Bani, Kantha, Amarsas and terminate at Azad Marg Chauraha near Kanpur’s Ganga Bridge.

NHAI invited tenders for the construction of both the packages under the Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) mode in September 2021.

While Package 1 is estimated to cost Rs 1675.18 crore and Package 2 was valued at Rs 1724.67 crore, both come with a 2.5 year deadline.

Package 1 of the expressway will be a 6 lane access-controlled highway connecting Shaheed Path in Lucknow with Azad Chauraha near Kanpur’s Ganga Bridge. It will run parallel to NH27 and consist of a 3.375 km elevated portion between Amausi and Bani

Package 2 of expressway project is a greenfield alignment parallel to the existing NH27. It will connect town of Bani with Azad Marg Chauraha near Kanpur’s Ganga Bridge.

According to an estimate, around 25,000 vehicles (PCUs) will use this stretch and the new road would help reduce the congestion on the existing NH connecting the two cities in Uttar Pradesh.

PNC Infratech

The company emerged as the lowest bidder for another hybrid annuity modelled NH projects of the NHAI. It bagged the order for four-laning of Sonauli-Gorakhpur section of NH298 in Uttar Pradesh at a cost of Rs 1,458 crore.

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