Larsen & Turbo the engineering and construction giant has come out with the lowest bid for Rs 3200 crore project of building a road bridge over the Brahmaputra river, according to officials.
The bridge is going to be the longest road bridge over a river in the country and will connect the two eastern states – Assam & Meghalaya.
The National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) official said “Larsen & Toubro has emerged as the lowest bidder for about Rs 3,200 crore four-lane road bridge across river Brahmaputra from Dhubri to Phulbari on NH 127 B”
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is financing the project.
The 18 Km long bridge will reduce the detouring distance by about 203 km from Dhubri to Phulabari, which is situated on either side of the Brahmaputra before it flows into Bangladesh and is better known as Jamuna in that region.
Chance are that L&T might win this bid as well. Recently, L&T emerged as the lowest bidder for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project and Viaduct Bullet Train Project and won the project with a bid of Rs 24,985 crore and Rs 7,289 crore respectively.