Tender floated for preparation of DPR for 8 lane Pune – Shirur Section (Part of Pune Aurangabad Economic corridor) under “Bharatmala Pariyojana

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NHAI invites proposal from Technical consultants for carrying out detailed project report for Pune – Shirur (Km 10.6 – Km 64) section of NH-753F (Part of Pune Aurangabad Economic corridor) to improve the efficiency of freight movement under “Bharatmala Pariyojana”  The National Highways Authority of India(NHAI) has been entrusted with the assignment of consultancy Services for preparation of DPR for development of Economic Corridors, Inter Corridors and Feeder Routes to improve the efficiency of freight movement in India under Bharatmala Pariyojana.

Government is planning to develop 8 lane fully Access Controlled Economic Corridor under Bharatmala Project. Bharatmala Project is a new umbrella program for the highways sector that focuses on optimizing efficiency of freight and passenger movement across the country by development of Economic Corridors, Inter Corridors and Feeder Routes, National Corridor Efficiency Improvement, Border and International connectivity roads, Coastal and Port connectivity roads and Green-field expressways. Estimated outlay for Phase I is Rs 5,35,000 crores spread over 5 years. Work on the first set of projects under Bharatmala will begin before the end of 2018.

The land for the project will be acquired with a RoW of 45/60m in consultation with Authority. As for the four-lane / six-lane Highway Road Projects, experience shows that all the existing two-lane Roads requiring upgradation to 4/6-lane involve acquisition of land, shifting of utilities, felling of trees and other statutory clearances etc. As such, keeping in view a futuristic approach, it has been decided that the land for any 4/6 lane Highway Road will be acquired with a RoW of 60 mtrs irrespective of the width of the carriageway. With regards to Economic Corridors the Concept Plan for designing of Highway and ROW requirement would be intimated separately.

Ther will be a Provisions of short bypasses, service roads, alignment corrections, improvement of intersections shall be made wherever considered necessary, practicable and cost effective. However, bypasses proposals should also be considered, wherever in urban areas, improvement to 4/6/8-lane, as the case may be, of the existing road is not possible.

The Letter of Invitation (LOI) and Terms of Reference (ToR) including Request for Proposal (RFP) is available online on e-tender portal

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