Work awarded for construction of Lodhran Multan section with two flyovers

National Highways Authority (NHA) Executive Board has approved the award of works for construction of Lodhran-Multan Section. The meeting of the NHA’s Executive Board was held with Captain Muhammad Khurram Agha (retired), Chairman NHA. The Board reflected upon the award of construction of Lodhran–Multan Section (North Bound 62 Km) of N-5 and construction of two flyovers at Railway Crossings on Lodhran Bypass. Under the Joint Venture of M/s Ningxia Communication Construction Co Ltd – Nauman Construction Company Ltd – Muhammad Sajjad (Pvt) Ltd), the construction of two flyovers at railway crossings has been decided. The work will be completed at Rs 6.886 billion. The NHA Executive Board approved the award of works for to the lowest evaluated bidder, M/s NXCC-NCC-MS JV, at their evaluated bid price of Rs 6.886 billion, which is 26.03 percent below the engineer’s estimate of Rs 9.308 billion. The NHA Executive Board annulled the gaining process regarding hiring of services of Structure Expert in Road Assets Management Directorate (RAMD) for design review of bridges. The Board recommended the federalization of main Astor valley road for approval of the National Highway Council and subsequent approval of federal cabinet. NHA has also been directed to take up the case with the government of the AJ&K for obtaining NOC for federalization of remaining portion of road from Kel to Muzaffarabad.