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Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway: MSRDC invites pre-qualification bids for 3 packages

mumbai Updated: Jan 18, 2018 09:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has invited pre-qualification bids for three of the 16 packages again for the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway. The bids were invited in September, and 33 joint-venture companies had shown interest then.

According to officials, the contractors who applied for the three packages did not fulfil one of the tender conditions. Radheshyam Mopalwar, vice-chairman and managing director of MSRDC, said, “These three packages involve the construction of tunnels and 25 viaducts, mainly in the Thane district. Our condition was that the companies should also have experience in tunnel-building outside their country of origin.”

The bids have been invited again because the companies failed to fulfil the condition, Mopalwar added. However, MSRDC has completed the process of acquiring 60% of the land required for the 701-km expressway, also touted to be chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ dream project.

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 00:28 IST