Mumbai/Nagpur: The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has submitted a list of 33 international and domestic consortium who have bided for the construction of Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, to the Union Home Ministry for seeking a security clearance.
Two weeks ago, the MSRDC had opened the technical bids of the potential bidders wherein it was revealed that 33 companies — including the ones from belonging to South Korea, Italy, Taiwan, China, Russia and Germany — are interested.
A senior MSRDC official, said, “We have sent the list to the Union Home Ministry and the companies who are given security clearance will only qualify for the further bidding process, and rest will be stand disqualified.” Recently, in July 2017, Union Home Ministry had denied security clearance to Chinese consortium who were keen on the construction of 22-km-long Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL).
The companies whose names have been submitted include, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Projects, Navayuga Engineering, Ircon International, Reliance Infrastructure, IL&FS Transportation. Among other bidders, whose names have been submitted include, Gammon Engineers and Contractors Pvt Ltd, CQCE-Roadway Solutions India Private Ltd joint venture, Dilip Buildcon, Gayatri Projects, China Harbour Engineering Company, Oriental Structural Engineers Private Ltd, Sadbhav Engineering, PNC Infratech, Ashoka Buildcon, NCC, Todini Construzioni Generali, Cengiz Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Guangdong Guanyue Highway & Bridge Company, Guangdong Provincial Changda Highway Engineering Company.