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Old July 9th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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NH9 | Hyderabad-Vijayawada Highway Expansion Project | Completed

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Is any body having information about whats going on with Hyderabad-Vijayawada expansion. It's already delayed by 3 years with work contractors issues. Please do reply if have any information.

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Old July 12th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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GMR Infrastructure to take up work on BOT basis

Four-laning from Malkapuram to Nandigama

HYDERABAD: The work on the much-delayed widening of Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway No.9 will begin before the end of the year with the National Highways Authority of India awarding the project to GMR group.

The 181- km long road, connecting the State capital to the coastal districts, was sanctioned under the National Highways Development Programme- Phase III around five years ago.

But the four-laning of arterial road with high density traffic ran into legal hurdles with several bidders vying for it and challenging the selection process.

The Rs.1,200 crore four- laning project would be taken up from 40th km near Malkapuram to 221 km mark at Nandigama and the LoI was given to the GMR Infrastructure Ltd. which won the project on a BOT basis through international competitive bidding, according to Engineer-in-Chief, R&B (NH), K.Siva Reddy.

The GMR will be given two-month time to enter into an agreement and six months to achieve financial closure. Thereafter the project would have to be completed in two-and-a-half years.

While the government would not make any investment, the BOT operator would get concession period of 25 years.

However, as the NH-9 is a high revenue -earning stretch, the government would get 32 per cent share in toll collection once the new road is ready for commercial operation, Mr. Reddy said.

The road to be built as per world-class specifications would cut down travel time and improve safety levels besides connecting two major economic hubs of State- Hyderabad and Vijayawada.

It would also be vital link in facilitating Kolkata – Bangalore traffic movement.

Kurnool-Kadapa road
Another important road work, the 190 km Kurnool-Kadapa stretch widening on NH-18 also to be taken up on BOT basis was awarded to KMC group.

The Rs. 1,740 crore project with a concession period of 23 years would get 39 per cent as viability gap funding from the Centre.

Both the projects would be reverted back to the government after the concession period.



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some hope at last on the most dangerous road in the country at present

hopefully GMR will do excellent job as with other project.but it would have been good if they have gone for 6 way staright away
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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Work on Hyd-Vij highway to start in December


Express News ServiceFirst Published : 15 Sep 2009 04:15:17 AM IST

HYDERABAD: The expansion works of Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway (NH-9) into a four-lane road will commence in December this year.
The works are being taken up at a cost of Rs 1,470 crore for the 270-km highway and bypass roads will be laid at Narkatpally, Akupamula, Kodad, Sher Mohammadpet and Nawabpet villages en route.

The land acquisition has already been completed in 66 villages.
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The tenders for preparation of DPRs have been invited in this regard.

The Government is contemplating naming the Rs 808 crore bridge on Godavari river after former Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy as `YSR Varadhi’.

The bridge is being constructed to connect Rajahmundry and Kovvur roads. Further, the Kadapa- Tirupati State highway is also likely to be named after the former chief minister.


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So another project thread cud be created for this YSR varadhi
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Old September 24th, 2009, 01:03 AM   #4
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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #5
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http://www.hindu.com/2009/11/07/stor...0756510800.htm

NH-9 expansion on course

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NALGONDA: A total of 675 hectares has been acquired to facilitate four laning of 181 km stretch of Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway 9, said the Minister for Roads & Buildings Galla Aruna Kumari.

Speaking to the media at Suryapet on Friday, the Minister said the preparation of awards is under process in both Nalgonda and Krishna districts to acquire the remaining 428 hectares required for widening NH-9. The entire land acquisition process in 53 villages in Nalgonda district and 13 villages in Krishna district would be completed soon, she said.

Agreement reached


As per the agreement reached with the National Highway Authority, GMR Ltd would execute the four/six laning works in a stretch of 181 kms of Hyderabad-Vijayawada section on a BOT basis. The civil works are likely to commence in January, 2010, after achievement of financial closure, she said and added that the construction period was stipulated as 30 months from the appointment date (The date of financial closure).

Six bypass roads, three major bridges, forty five each minor bridges and underpasses besides two Road Under Bridges have been proposed in the expansion project and all the structures would be constructed for six lane configuration. The stretch between Hyderabad city limits from 10 km to 22 km mark on NH-9 would be widened into eight lane road, she said and added that Rs 6.92 crore amount had been deposited with the APCPDCL and Hyderabad Metro Water Works for shifting the utilities for taking up the expansion work.

Two years time


Meanwhile, addressing a press conference in Nalgonda, MP G. Sukhender Reddy said that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is likely to inaugurate the expansion works of NH-9 in December. The four-laning work would be completed in two years, he said. The highway would be expanded into six lane later as per the agreement, he said in reply to a query.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 02:04 AM   #6
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NH-9 expansion on course

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NALGONDA: A total of 675 hectares has been acquired to facilitate four laning of 181 km stretch of Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway 9, said the Minister for Roads & Buildings Galla Aruna Kumari.

Speaking to the media at Suryapet on Friday, the Minister said the preparation of awards is under process in both Nalgonda and Krishna districts to acquire the remaining 428 hectares required for widening NH-9. The entire land acquisition process in 53 villages in Nalgonda district and 13 villages in Krishna district would be completed soon, she said.

Agreement reached : As per the agreement reached with the National Highway Authority, GMR Ltd would execute the four/six laning works in a stretch of 181 kms of Hyderabad-Vijayawada section on a BOT basis. The civil works are likely to commence in January, 2010, after achievement of financial closure, she said and added that the construction period was stipulated as 30 months from the appointment date (The date of financial closure).

Six bypass roads, three major bridges, forty five each minor bridges and underpasses besides two Road Under Bridges have been proposed in the expansion project and all the structures would be constructed for six lane configuration. The stretch between Hyderabad city limits from 10 km to 22 km mark on NH-9 would be widened into eight lane road, she said and added that Rs 6.92 crore amount had been deposited with the APCPDCL and Hyderabad Metro Water Works for shifting the utilities for taking up the expansion work.

Two years time: Meanwhile, addressing a press conference in Nalgonda, MP G. Sukhender Reddy said that Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is likely to inaugurate the expansion works of NH-9 in December. The four-laning work would be completed in two years, he said. The highway would be expanded into six lane later as per the agreement, he said in reply to a query.
good to see some progress - at last!
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Old November 26th, 2009, 06:51 AM   #7
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Of approx. 1100 hectares of land to be acquired, approx. 650 hectares already acquired, remaining work in progress. Facing some trouble as usual regarding compensating the land losers. A senior level committee has been formed to look into this matter. Should hand over the land to GMR Punj Lloyd consortium by Jan 2010. R&B engineer feels difficult to complete the road project by 2012.
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Old January 29th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #8
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Punj Lloyd bags Rs 1,100-cr highway development work in AP
29 Jan 2010, 1721 hrs IST, PTI

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NEW DELHI: Infrastructure major Punj Lloyd today said it has bagged a Rs 1,100-crore order for highway development in Andhra
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As per the terms of the order, bagged from GMR Hyderabad Vijayawada Expressways Ltd, Punj Lloyd will develop 116.5 km stretch of National Highway (NH) 9 between Hyderabad and Vijayawada on an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) basis. The construction period is 27 months, the company said in a statement.

Earlier, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had awarded the project on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) Toll basis to GMR Hyderabad Vijayawada Expressways Ltd with a concession period of 25 years.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 10:02 PM   #9
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I recently travelled on this highway on my trip to India and to my home town and I see some activity on this project. They have cut several trees and looks like GMR will be able to complete this project on time.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #10
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That is good to hear. My only concern is why GMR has not yet achieved financial closure (meaning tying up of funds from banks, promoter etc.). They were awarded the project in May 2009 and they had to achieve financial closure in 6 months. I'm assuming NHAI hasn't yet acquired 80% of the land for the work to start.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 08:31 PM   #11
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By By DC Correspondent Feb 15 2010

VIJAYAWADA, Feb. 14: The widening of National Highway No. 9 from Nandigamama to Malkapur in Nalgonda district will start by March as the hurdles for the land acquisition have been cleared in the three mandals of Nandigama, Penuganchiprolu and Jaggaiahpet.

The revenue officials acquired 95 acres of land close to the existing two-lane highway recently and paid the compensation. Land acquisition is the biggest impediment being faced by the government to transform the two-lane highway connecting Vijayawada and Hyderabad into a four-lane highway.

The land owners, mostly farmers, were reluctant to sell the land to the government. Some farmers even filed petitions in the court to protect their land. However, they changed their mind later and agreed to hand over the land in the larger interest of the state.

The highway is one of the highest accident-prone roads in the country. Traffic jams and accidents are very common for a long time. To prevent accidents and traffic jams, the Central government released Rs 1,600 crore for widening the 181 km road from Nandigama in Krishna district to Malkapur in Nalgonda district.

The National Highway Authority of India awarded the work to GMR Infrastructure Ltd on built-operate and transfer system.The NH 9 has been designed between Pune in Maharasthra to Machilipatnam in Krishna district with the total length of 841 km. The road between Hyderabad and Pune has been widened long ago. But, the work between Hyderabad and Vijayawada is pending for a very long time due to land acquisition problem.

Finally, the land acquisition problem has been overcome. Now, the contractors are gearing up to start the work by March.

Makeshift offices will come up in three villages close to the highway in Nandigama mandal to monitor the works, which is expected to be completed in two years. The highway stretch between Vijayawada and Nandigama has already been transformed into a four-lane road.

The minister for roads and buildings, Ms Galla Aruna, during her visit to the city last year, announced that the highway widening work would begin by early 2010.
Source URL: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/vijay...ened-march-448
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:17 AM   #12
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Here you go my friend....financial closure achieved...
GMR tried their best to complete all projects in time and hope this highway is no exception....

http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report...ighway_1351755

GMR Infrastructure has tied up funds for its Rs 2,190 crore Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway project, said a senior official from the firm. The debt component of the 181 km project is about Rs1,700 crore.

“IDBI Bank has underwritten the loan and we have sent the sanction letter and draft documents to NHAI (National Highways Authority of India),” said the official requesting anonymity. The interest rate on the loan is 10.75% and IDBI is looking into syndication of the loan, he said.

GMR is also close to tying up funds its other road project, a 30 km stretch outside Chennai. “ICICI Bank is underwriting that loan and we should achieve closure in about 15 days,” the official said. The project is worth Rs 1,200 crore. He said the size of the debt component was being worked out.

DNA Money had on November 28 reported that GMR would arrange funds for both the build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects by February.

The Hyderabad project is toll-based and GMR bagged it in May last. The firm won the annuity-based Chennai road project the following month. The projects have a concession period of 25 and 20 years, respectively.

GMR is one of the largest highway developers in the country and currently operates six BOT projects totalling a length of 421 km.
Asked of the fallout of the new NHAI clause, the official said the finer details were not clear yet. “We are still looking at it and if need be, the NHBA (National Highway Builders Association) will take it up with the NHAI,” he said.

The clause states that a developer will not be able to bid for NHAI projects if it has three or more highways pending financial closure.



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That is good to hear. My only concern is why GMR has not yet achieved financial closure (meaning tying up of funds from banks, promoter etc.). They were awarded the project in May 2009 and they had to achieve financial closure in 6 months. I'm assuming NHAI hasn't yet acquired 80% of the land for the work to start.
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Old March 20th, 2010, 11:11 PM   #13
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http://www.hindu.com/2010/03/21/stor...2153890400.htm

HYDERABAD: The long-awaited four/six-laning of Hyderabad-Vijayawada section of NH 9 will be taken up after the foundation stone is laid by Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways R.P.N. Singh at Narketpally in Nalgonda district on Sunday.

The Union Minister will be accompanied by Chief Minister K. Rosaiah and Union Minister of State for Urban Development S. Jaipal Reddy. Mr. Rosaiah said in a press release that once four/six-laning work is completed, it would fulfil long cherished dream of people of the Eastern part of the State to have faster access to the capital.

The Chief Minister on Saturday discussed NH 9 project with Minister for Roads & Buildings Galla Aruna Kumari and Minister for IT Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and other officials. This Highway mostly runs through the Nalgonda district and would immensely benefit the people of Nalgonda by providing faster access to Hyderabad, indirect employment to many people and development of industries and last but not the least, the drastic reduction in the number of accidents. Mr. Rosaiah was explained that other advantages with the implementation of the project would be substantial decrease in vehicle operating costs like reduced travel time between Hyderabad and Vijayawada from six to four hours.

There are six bypasses through Narketpally, Nakrekal, Kodad, Akupamula, Sher Mohammed Peta and Navabpet.

The Chief Minister will also lay foundation stone for 132/33 KV sub-station at Darsimcherla of Nereducherla mandal in Nalgonda.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 02:52 PM   #14
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HYDERABAD: ... four/six-laning of Hyderabad-Vijayawada section of NH 9 ... other advantages with the implementation of the project would be substantial decrease in vehicle operating costs like reduced travel time between Hyderabad and Vijayawada from six to four hours....
more on this ...
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/t...03/22/&prd=th&

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Four-laning of 182-km stretch on NH-9
Work on Hyderabad-Vijayawada section to be completed by Oct. 2012: Union Minister
NALGONDA: Highlighting the importance of laying roads in nation-building, the Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways R. P. N. Singh asserted that the four-laning of the Hyderabad-Vijayawada section of the National Highway-9 would be completed by October 2012.

He was addressing a public meeting after laying the foundation for the four-laning of the 182-km stretch of NH-9 at Narketpally on Sunday evening. Chief Minister K. Rosaiah and Union Minister for Urban Development S. Jaipal Reddy attended the function, the first major one in Telangana region in the last three months.

BOT basis: Mr Singh said that the expansion project from Hyderabad to Vijayawada on NH-9 was taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 1,170 crore on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. The project also envisages augmenting the four-lane facility to six-lane standards before 14th year.

The NH-9, which begins at Pune in Maharashtra, extends over 841 km with 336 km in Maharashtra, 75 km in Karnataka and 430 km in Andhra Pradesh and ends at Machilipatnam.

A total of 525 km the National Highways has been identified in Andhra Pradesh for four-laning on BOT basis under NHDP Phase-III, the Union Minister said, adding that four-laning of 1,024 kms length of NH-5 (Golden Quadrilateral) was already completed. The stretch is now again being improved to six-laning standards by the National Highways Authority of India.

Project delayed: Mr Jaipal Reddy said that the project which was sanctioned in November 2007 was delayed due to technical reasons.

The contractors approached the courts which further delayed the execution of the project by one year. Ultimately the project took off much to the delight of all of us, he remarked. Chief Minister K. Rosaiah said that improved road infrastructure fosters the comprehensive development of backward areas.
The expansion project would ease traffic congestion and prevent accidents on the high traffic density stretch of NH-9 which earlier witnessed accidents at regular intervals, he said.

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Old March 23rd, 2010, 03:11 AM   #15
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Land prices may have went up because of this project !!.

Happy to know that this project will be completed by October 2012. I was speaking with my father yesterday and he was saying that the land prices went up by more than 150% recently in Nalgonda. Didn't have a clue why this happened ?. Now I think it must be this project that must have increased the demand for land in Nalgonda town .
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At last a long cherished dream of people from Nalgonda & Commercial Capital of A.P[Vijayawada] are getting done hope this will be fruitful to be a super highway of India coz of Intense Automobile traffic on this strench.
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1 Apr 2010, 0130 hrs IST,Sobia Khan,ET Bureau

BANGALORE: Power and infrastructure major GMR Infrastructure is close to tying up funds for its Rs 2,190-crore Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway project. The project, which was bagged last May by the GMR-Punj Llyod consortium, had a debt component of Rs 1,700 crore.

“IDBI Bank has underwritten the loan. GMR has sent the sanction letter and draft documents to NHAI (National Highways Authority of India), and will sign the financial closure documents in the next two days,” said people close to the development, requesting anonymity.

The interest rate on the loan is 10.75% and IDBI is looking at syndicating the loan, the person said. However, an e-mail query sent to the company did not specify any of the fund-raising details.

The project involves work on 181 kms on NH-9 and it entails designing, engineering, financing, procuring, constructing, operating and maintaining of the four-six lanes of the Hyderabad-Vijayawada section of Andhra Pradesh, mentioned an e-mail response sent by the company.

According to GMR, the project will be implemented through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up by the group for a concession period of 25 years. The company confirmed that it has already begun pre-development work, including soil investigation and quarry testing, on the projects. Work on both the projects would begin immediately after the financial closure.

GMR, one of the largest highway developers in the country, currently operates six BOT projects, totalling 421 km. It is currently developing three highway projects, two toll and one annuity, together totaling approximately 309 kms. The firm is also close to tying up funds for its other road project, a 30-km stretch outside Chennai, worth Rs 1,200 crore.

“ICICI Bank is underwriting that loan and we will achieve closure in about 15 days,” the person said. The size of the debt component is just being worked out, the person said...
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Babji, thanks for the updates. I have travelled on this highway ever since I was a child. We almost travel on NH-9 for 82 KM from HYD to NLG . This is definitely a boon to NLG, VJW people.
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This webpage seems to the Summary of the DPR on the NH9 expansion project ... It's a 2007 report, but still a source of information ...

http://www.nbmcw.com/articles/roads/...atnam-nh9.html
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Bump. Any updates on this one?
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