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The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is undertaking the construction of Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) project connecting Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in India.
The project involves the construction of 135km expressway. It starts at Kundli on NH-1, passes through Bagpat, bypassing Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar (GB Nagar), and Faridabad and terminates at Palwal on NH-2.
It includes the construction of the four-lane road, carriageways, supporting walls, service roads, road separators, pedestrian ways, toll stations, eight interchanges, four flyovers, 71 vehicle underpasses, six road-over-bridges and other related infrastructural facilities.
The project is developed in 6 packages on EPC mode named as Package I, II, III, IV, V & VI as follows:
Package I involves the construction of 21km expressway from Kundli to Baghpat with a cost of US$121 million, Package II covers 24.5km expressway from Baghpat to Ghaziabad with a cost of US$123 million, Package III covers 24.5km expressway from Ghaziabad to GB Nagar with a cost of US$124 million, Package IV covers 22km expressway in GB Nagar with a cost of US$124 million, Package V covers 21km expressway from GB Nagar to Faridabad with a cost of US$104 million and Package VI covers 22km expressway from Faridabad to Palwal with a cost of US$121 million.
The project is divided into two parts as the construction of 52.5km expressway from Kundli to Ghaziabad which comes under the Package I, II and half of III and 82.5km expressway from Ghaziabad to Palwal which comes under the Package IV, V, VI, and half of III.
The project was put on the bidding block for the first time in 2008; Reliance Infrastructure emerged as the sole bidder for the project.
The government restructured the project and put it yet again on the bidding block in April 2009. Single bidder scenario emerged yet again and the tendering process was scrapped.
In April 2011, the Cabinet Committee of Infrastructure has given approval for the project. In June 2011, the tenders were issued for the third time and were again scrapped due to the proposals suggested by Road Ministry for a premium of 50 per cent compared to normal toll rates in the expressway.
In June 2012, the proposal issued by the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) and Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) was approved.
The NHAI has issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project on July 10, 2012, with submission deadline as August 23, 2012, which was later extended to October 8, 2012. The proposal was scrapped again due to the significant increase of cost.
In 2013, Request for Qualification (RFQ) was issued to develop the project under PPP mode on DBFOT basis. In response to RFQ Reliance Infrastructure, IRB Infrastructure, Uniquest Infra Ventures, Srei-OHL consortium and IL&FS are selected as shortlisted bidders.
In January 2014, PPPAC approved the project that will be executed under the PPP mode.
On February 17, 2014, NHAI has issued RFP with the submission deadline on April 4, 2014, for which shortlisted bidders failed to submit their bids till the last date resulting in the cancellation of RFP process. It was the fifth time that the EPE was put out for bidding.
In August 2014, the RFQ was issued on September 23, 2014, as the submission deadline.
In September 2014, NHAI is planning to split the project into three packages. These three packages would be further broken into three hence, making it to six packages. Offer for qualification for the three packages has been made.
Credit Rating Information Service of India (Crisil) has been appointed as the surveyor.
On October 31, 2014, NHAI invited RFP for the project development with the submission date of December 9, 2014. However, the tender was scrapped due to the nonresponse from the bidders.
NHAI shortlisted bidders to participate in the RFP stage are JMC Projects (India) Ltd, KMC Constructions Ltd, Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd, Madhucon Projects Ltd, GVR Infra Projects Ltd, Dilip Buildcon - Varaha (JV), Sadbhav Engineering Ltd, Ashoka Buildcon Ltd, NCC Ltd, G R Infraprojects Ltd, BSCPL Infrastructure Ltd, Soma Enterprise Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Galfar Engineering & Contracting SAOG, Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt. Ltd, C&C Constructions Ltd, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd, MCL-CICO (JV), Gayatri Project Ltd, Corsan Corvian Construction, Continental Engineering Corporation (CEC), KNR Constructions Ltd., Gammon India Ltd.
On February 24, 2015, NHAI invited RFP from the shortlisted bidders, with April 15, 2015, as a submission due date on Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) basis. However, the due date was later extended to August 6, 2015, for all the six packages.
On July 16, 2015, NHAI secured approval from the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
In August 2015, Sadbhav Engineering Ltd selected as the preferred bidder for the Package I and II. The company quoted US$120 million for a package I and US$122 million for package II.
In September 2015, EPC contracts for all the packages awarded.
Sadbhav Engineering Ltd has been awarded the contract of worth US$245 million for Package I and II, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd awarded Package III contract, Ashoka Buildcon secured the Package IV worth US$120 million, Oriental Structural Engineers secured the Package V contract and Gayatri Projects secured contract of worth US$104 million for package VI of the project.
On November 5, 2015, foundation stone laying ceremony was held. On December 28, 2015, construction works commenced.
On December 30, 2015, 98.1% of the land was acquired for the project.
In May 2016, construction works commenced on the project.
In April 2017, 60% of construction activities completed.
Construction activities are underway and anticipated for completion by December 2017.
The project involves the construction of 135km expressway connecting Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in India.
The US$1,600 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of four-lane roads
2. Construction of carriageways
3. Construction of supporting walls
4. Construction of service roads
5. Construction of road separators
6. Construction of pedestrian ways
7. Construction of toll stations
8. Construction of eight interchanges
9. Construction of four flyovers
10. Construction of 71 vehicle underpasses
11. Construction of six roads over bridges
12. Installation of automatic traffic management systemReasons To Buy