Patel Engineering lands Rs 1,275cr contract for drinking water supply scheme in Madhya Pradesh


In a significant boost for infrastructure and water supply in Madhya Pradesh, the state-run Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam has declared Patel Engineering Limited (“PEL”), a Mumbai-based infrastructure firm, as L1 in a Joint Venture. The colossal contract, worth Rs. 1,275.30 crore, involves a myriad of responsibilities encompassing Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Testing, Commissioning, and a 10-year Operation & Maintenance period for the Narmada-Gambhir Drinking Water Supply Scheme. This scheme targets multiple villages in the districts of Ujjain and Indore, and it is designed to be a ‘Turn-key Job Basis’ project.

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The groundbreaking project is to be executed within a 24-month timeline, followed by a 10-year Operation & Maintenance period. Situated in Ujjain and Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Patel Engineering’s share of this Joint Venture comes to 35%, amounting to Rs. 446.36 crore. Rupen Patel, Chairman and Managing Director of Patel Engineering Limited, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “The Narmada-Gambhir Drinking Water Supply Project is set to resolve the water supply scarcity in various villages across Ujjain and Indore districts. It involves a spectrum of activities, including construction of intake well cum pump house, RCC approach bridge, laying of water pipelines, and construction of water treatment plants.”

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Notably, the extensive project also includes the construction of RCC overhead service reservoirs in different villages, more than 50,000 house service connections, and Design, Supply, Delivery, Erection, Testing, & Commissioning of Automation Components for Monitoring & Maintenance with GPRS Communication, all accompanied by essential accessories (SCADA).

In summary, the Madhya Pradesh Jal Nigam’s Rs. 1,275.30 crore contract with Patel Engineering Limited for the Narmada-Gambhir Multi-Village Drinking Water Supply Scheme stands as a monumental step towards addressing water scarcity issues in Ujjain and Indore districts. This project promises to bring a transformative change in the water supply infrastructure, enhancing the quality of life for several households in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

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