L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited (L&T IDPL) has completed the Beawar - Pali - Pindwara road PPP project in Rajasthan (India), the longest four-lane road project developed under the PPP model in the National Highways sector.
The road project developed by L&T IDPL at a cost of Rs24.72 billion (US$389.1 million) was opened for commercial operations (tolling) on June 11, 2015.
L&T BPP Tollway Limited (L&T BPPTL) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of L&T IDPL signed a Concession Agreement with National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in June 2011 for the execution of the project on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis. Through this Concession, L&T BPPTL is entitled to collect toll revenue from the road users for a period of 23 years till December 2034.
The 244 km road project is located in the State of Rajasthan, which is part of the Kandla-Delhi high density freight corridor. The project corridor passes through the picturesque rolling Aravalli range of hills and invovles, among others, 11 bypasses (length aggregating to about 58 km of new four lane construction), one tunnel in Sirohi area, 6 flyovers, 14 Major bridges, 57 minor bridges and four toll plazas.
This project has the distinction of being the longest project in the National Highways sector which has been opened to commercial operations, with a continuous four lane facility from the beginning of the project till the end of the project corridor, thereby giving a superior world class driving comfort for the road users without any diversion or blockage. The road predominantly caters to the heavy commercial vehicle segment of users plying between Kandla Port and the land locked regions of North India.