Maharashtra tops in tender works
There were a total of 36,960 tenders including corrigendum
and addendum floated for project-related works, with an estimated cost of Rs
380,306 crore during the 12 months period - May 2007 to April 2008. Among the
states, Maharashtra ranked first with 5,731 tenders, followed by Tamil Nadu with
4,085 tenders, Andhra Pradesh with 3,633 and Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
with 2,689 and 2,612 tenders respectively. These states together accounted for
around 52 per cent of the total tenders floated in 2007-08.
In terms of the number of tenders floated, roadways topped the list with 15,496
tenders at an estimated cost of Rs 221,475 crore and accounted for 42 per cent
share of the total value of tenders floated. A major tender was the Rs 25,000
crore tender floated by Uttar Pradesh government in November 2007 for
development of access controlled eight-lane expressway from Greater Noida to
Ballia on PPP basis. National Highways Authority of India floated 205 tenders
for road projects under NHDP throughout the country on BOT basis. In March 2008, NHAI invited bids
worth Rs 3,076 crore tender for six-laning of Kishangarh-Udaipur section of
NH-79 & 76 in Rajasthan.
Irrigation sector attracted 3,783 tenders worth Rs 18,630 crore. Maharashtra,
Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh together accounted for 53 per cent of the
tenders floated. Narmada Valley Development Authority invited bids worth Rs 640
crore in December 2007 for Sleemanabad carrier canal of Bargi diversion project
in Madhya Pradesh. In March 2008, Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation
floated Rs 101 crore tender for Wasni project in Maharashtra.
Railways elicited 3,068 tenders worth Rs 21,160 crore. EoI were invited for
various works of metro railway projects in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore. East
Central Railway invited bids worth Rs 470 crore tender for construction of steel
superstructure and ancillary works of rail-cum-road bridge across River Ganga at
Munger in Bihar in August 2007.
Among other sectors, water supply, sewage and effluent treatment sector elicited
2,820 tenders worth Rs 23,017 crore. In June 2007, Slum Rehabilitation Authority
invited EoI for Dharavi Redevelopment Project to develop Dharavi in Mumbai into
an integrated township with all amenities and infrastructure. The project was
estimated at Rs 9,300 crore. In the aviation sector, a majority of the tenders
were floated by Airports Authority of India for expansion and modernisation of
airports across the country at Goa, Ranchi, Bhopal, Indore Bhubaneswar and
Pakyong in Sikkim. Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation Ltd invited
tenders for aviation infrastructure works for Multi-Modal International
Passenger & Cargo Hub Airport Project (Mihan) at Nagpur.
[May 19-25, 2008]