MP seeks details of NH-4 projects at NHIDCL review meet

Port Blair
9 Nov 2017

The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, during a reviewing meeting of NHIDCL held on Wednesday in New Delhi briefed that due to bad condition of the roads of A & N Islands, the vehicular traffics and pedestrians are facing untold hardships.  The meeting was attended by Mr Rajawat, Director, Mr VK Singh, ED, Mr Sandeep Gupta, GM and Pankaj Yadav, Manager of NHIDCL. Mr Ray also impressed upon the NHIDCL to expedite the action for rehabilitation & up-gradation of National Highways (NH-4) from Chidiyatappu to Diglipur and also to take immediate initiative for construction of bridge across between Chatham & Bamboo flat in larger public interest.
Officials of NHIDCL provided the following information pertaining to execution of infrastructure projects in these islands:
1. Rehabilitation/Up-gradation of N.H-4 for the stretch from Beodnabad to Farrar Gunj (total 25.931 Km length),awarded cost Rs:124.74 crores (2 lane road with hard shoulder)
  1. Letter of Authority has been issued to M/s DRA Infracon Pvt.Ltd on01.03.2017 & contract agreement executed on 21.03.2017. Now the existing fittings such as water pipe line, electric poles etc. are being shifted to undertake the work.
2. Revised estimate sent to MoRTH for AA & ES.
2. Rehabilitation/Up-gradation of N.H-4 for the stretch from 242.0 km to 298.00 km ( total 55.45 Km length), awarded cost of Rs:259.00 crores (2 lane road with hard shoulder) Letter of Authority issued to M/S Vasishta Metena on 31.03.2017 & agreement executed on 17.04.2017. The trees appeared in both side of the road are to be removed with the permission of Forest
Department. Same is awaited from Forest Department..
3. Since the existing road condition is in worst condition, the NHIDCL has taken the matter seriously for routing maintenance of N.H.-4 for the distance from Chidiya Tappu to Diglipur as a package-I,II & III( Stretch of 0-12 Km, 21-28 Km, 45-107 KM, 107-220 km & 220-330.70Km(Total 304.70 Km length), awarded cost of Rs:9.23 crores. 


Letter of Authority issued on 26.10.22017 & on18.07.2017 respectively to M/S Baba Projects, Pvt. Ltd. and the works are in progress.
4. Rehabilitation/Up-gradation of N.H-4 for the stretch from 59.00 km to 107.00 km (64.30 Km) Jarawa area awarded cost of Rs:50.11 crores The estimate from the Branch Office of Port Blair received by the NHIDC Ltd. Same is being processed for obtaining AA & ES from MoRTH. This will be obtained within a week of this month.
5. Appointment of Consultant for preparation of D.P.R for Rehabilitation/Up-gradation of  new declared National Highways in A & N Islands for 90.70 Km  Tender was floated and the Technical bid was opened on 01.08.2017, wherein the lowest bidder M/S S.M.Consultant has been identified for acceptance. Matter under process.
6. Appointment of Consultant for preparation of D.P.R for construction 2-Lane bridge across the sea between Chatham and Bamboo Flat 
1. Tender was floated and the Technical bid was opened on 01.08.2017.
2. Financial bid yet to be opened.
7. Appointment of Consultancy service for Authority’s Engineer for package-I & package –ii & Humphrey Strait Creek Bridge. M/S Eptisa Service DE Ingeinieria S.L. has been identified and contract negotiation meeting was held on06.11.2017.Work order yet be awarded.