The Government of Bihar (India), through Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited (BSRDCL), has decided to undertake the project "Development of Ara End Connectivity (from km 116.76 to km 125.00) of NH - 30" with approx. 2.5 km elevated structure in the State of Bihar through a Public-Private Partnership on Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.
BSRDCL has launched a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the project.
The project has a total length of 8.24 Km and an estimated investment of Rs4,100 (US$66.5 million).
The scope of work will broadly include rehabilitation, upgrade and widening of the existing carriageway to four-lane (including elevated section of approx. 2.5 km) standards with construction of new pavement, rehabilitation of existing pavement, construction and/or rehabilitation of major and minor bridges, culverts, road intersections, interchanges, drains, etc. and the operation and maintenance.
Bids will be invited for the project on the basis of the lowest financial grant required by a bidder for implementing the project. A bidder may, instead of seeking a grant, offer to pay a premium in the form of revenue share and/or upfront payment to the Authority.
The original schedule was: