Tender for Dualisation of Khuzdar-Kuchlak road awarded

The Khuzdar-Kuchlak section of the National Highway (N-25) has been approved for dualisation. The dualisation work will be carried out by M/s SMADB-SHAHRUKH-MBC Joint Venture.

Executive Board of the National Highways Authority (NHA) has awarded the tender for the project to the lowest evaluated bidder i.e M/s SMADB-SHAHRUKH-MBC. The project was awarded at bid price of Rs8.786 billion which is 22.33 percent below the engineer’s estimate of Rs11.312 billion.

The dualisation of 330.52 km section of Khuzdar-Kuchlak section of the national highway will usher in a new era of prosperity and connectivity for the residents of the area.

The meeting of the executive board chaired by Capt (retd) Muhammad Khurram Agha, Chairman, NHA also approved Addendum No 1 of Rs10.889 million to the consultancy contract titled, “Detailed Design, Traffic Studies, Commercial Feasibility Study, and Bid Evaluation/Bid Comparative Analysis for Hyderabad–Sukkur Motorway Project on BOT Basis under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Arrangement” signed between the NHA and the M/s NESPAK in JV with M/s ZAK Consulting Engineers in association with M/s KPMG Taseer Hadi and Co and M/s Axis Law Chambers.

This addendum will cover cost of additional services related to Hydraulic Model Study and ROW demarcation, thereby, increasing the overall consultancy contract cost from Rs61.177 million to Rs72.066 million.