NHAI grants US$153m contract to L&T

Larsen & Toubro will help build an 8.8 km stretch of the Dwarka Expressway, which forms a part of the five packages offered by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to complete the project

March 13, 2018

The NHAI has granted a contract worth more than US$153 million to Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) to develop a portion of the eight-lane elevated Northern Peripheral Road (NPR)

The contract also includes construction of 15 km of service roads as well as structures such as clover leaf interchange, subways and pedestrian foot over bridges and rail over bridge

The NHAI has announced five packages worth US$1.2 billion to develop more than 32 km of eight-lane road that will ease traffic movement around India's National Capital Region

L&T’s contract represents the fourth phase of the project which forms a part of India’s Bharatmala Pariyojana initiative that aims to set up around 84,000 km of new highways

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has granted a contract worth more than US$153 million to Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) to develop a portion of the eight-lane elevated Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), also known as the Dwarka Expressway. The Mumbai-based private construction company will develop 8.8 Km stretch of the Dwarka Expressway in the state of Haryana on the engineering, procurement, and construction mode. The contract also includes construction of 15 km of service roads as well as structures such as clover leaf interchange, subways and pedestrian foot over bridges and rail over bridge. The completion period of the project is two years with maintenance period of four years.

Under L&T’s project, a minor bridge will be widened, additional roads over bridges, five vehicle underpasses, six bus bays with bus shelter will be erected and four junction improvements will be carried out. The NHAI has announced five packages worth a total of US$1.2 billion to develop more than 32 km of eight-lane road that will considerably ease traffic movement around India’s National Capital Region. L&T’s contract represents the fourth phase of the project which forms a part of the Indian Government’s Bharatmala Pariyojana initiative that aims to set up around 84,000 km of new highways across India. Successful completion of the Bharatmala project will considerably upgrade road transportation in India.

Last month, the NHAI had announced plan to award 8,300 km of new road projects during the current financial year ending March 31st, 2018. The Government-run NHAI, responsible for management of a network of over 50,000 km of National Highways out of 115,000 km in India, had aimed to award projects for 3,300 km of roads in February and another 5,000 km in March. Projects for road length of nearly 2,700 km, costing US$6.7 billion, have already been awarded by the NHAI so far in the financial year 2017-18. The average length of road projects awarded by NHAI in the last 5 years was 2,860 km. The NHAI has invited bids for 10,460 km of roads, costing around US$28.1 billion till January 2018.