Top 10 Upcoming Expressways in India


Top 10 Upcoming Expressways in India

01 – Delhi–Mumbai Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group

Total Estimated Cost: INR 1,00,000 crores (1 lakh crore)

Project’s Total Length: 1350 km

Lanes: 8 (expandable to 12)

Speed Limit: 120 Kmph

Scheduled Opening / Deadline: January 26, 2023

Owner: NHAI

Delhi – Vadodara Project Model: EPC

As part of phase one of the Bharatmala Pari yojana, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, one of India’s and the world’s longest expressways, is being developed. By March 2023, it will be completed. Every 100 kilometres, this roadway is the first in India to have helipads and fully equipped trauma centres for accident victims. In addition, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway will have 93 rest stops along the route. The expressway, according to road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, is a potential gold mine that can enable the central government to generate toll money between INR 1,000 crores to INR 1,500 crores per month once it is open.

02 – Dwarka Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Total Estimated Cost: INR 8,662 crores

Length: 29.10 km

Lanes: 8 lanes + local lanes

Status: Under Construction

Completion Deadline: 2022

The Dwarka Highway is an eight-lane access-controlled expressway that would connect Mahipalpur in Delhi to Kherki Daula Toll Plaza in Haryana. It’s the country’s first elevated urban highway. The upcoming Dwarka Expressway will relieve congestion on the NH-8, which is used by nearly 3 lakh passengers every day. The expressway will feature an Intelligent Transportation System that will provide real-time information on travel time, speed, delays, road accidents, route changes, diversions, and work zone conditions, among other things.

03 – Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Length: 701 km

Highway system: Expressways of India

West end: Amane village, Thane district

Major cities: Kalyan, Nagpur, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nashik, Shirdi, Wardha, Bhiwandi

Total Estimated Cost: INR 55,000 crores

Lanes: 6 lanes

Status: Under Construction

Completion Deadline: December 2023

The Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway, also known as the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, would go through 390 villages and 10 districts, reducing travel time between the two cities to eight hours. Around 8,600 hectares of land must be secured for its development, which would cost INR 55,000 crores. This is one of the new expressways, which will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 150 km/h. Along the route, over 24 townships are being built, which will help to enhance economic growth in some of the state’s less-developed districts.

04 – Ganga Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Total Estimated Cost: INR 40,000 crores

Length: 594 km

Lanes: 6

Status: Land acquisition (82.04% complete as of July 11, 2021) and RFQ-RFP bidding underway

Completion Deadline: Not Announced

In Uttar Pradesh, the Ganga Expressway is a six-lane access-controlled expressway that has been approved. The project would link NH-334 in Meerut District with NH-2 in Praygraj District’s Praygraj (Allahabad) Bypass. The state government in February 2021 decided to extend the project on both ends, from Meerut to Haridwar and Praygraj to Varanasi. The 594-kilometer first phase, which connects Meerut and Praygraj, is expected to be finished in 2024.

05 – Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Phase 1’s Cost: INR 25,000 crore

Project’s Total Length: 650 km (approx.)

Main Expressway’s Length: 550 km (approx.)

Delhi – Gurdaspur: 397.712 km

Greenfield Spur (Nakodar – Amritsar): 99 km

Lanes: 4 (expandable to 8)

Status: Land Acquisition and Under Bidding

Completion Deadline: October 2023

The Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway is a four-lane controlled-access highway that would run from Delhi’s Bahadurgarh border to Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, passing through Nakodar and Gurdaspur in Punjab. The route would connect two key holy towns, Katra-Vaishno Devi and Amritsar, promoting religious tourism. A trauma centre, ambulances, fire departments, traffic cops, bus bays, truck stops, interchanges with refreshments, and recreational facilities will all be located on the expressway.

06 – Ahmedabad Dholera Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Total Estimated Cost: INR 3,500 crores

Project’s Total Length: 109.019 km

Lanes: 4

Status: Under Construction

Deadline: March 2023

Owner: NHAI

Project Model: EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction)

109 kilometres NHAI’s Ahmedabad – Dholera Expressway (NH-751) is a four-lane access-controlled highway that connects Sardar Patel Ring Road in Sarkhej to Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) through Dholera International Airport in Navagam. The land purchase for this greenfield highway was completed in July 2020 as part of the Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC). Sadbhav Engineering, GHV India, and DRA Infracon were granted building contracts in November 2020.

07 – Bangalore-Chennai Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Total Estimated Cost: INR 17,000 crore

Completion Deadline: Not Announced

Project’s Total Length: 260.85 km

Main Expressway’s Length: 258.80 km

Approved Spur: 2.05 km

Lanes: 4 (expandable to 8)

Owner: NHAI

Status: Financial Bid Evaluation and Land Acquisition

The Bangalore-Chennai Expressway is a proposed 258-kilometer long, 4-lane wide access-controlled expressway in India, it will connect Bangalore, Karnataka’s capital, with Chennai, Tamil Nadu’s capital. It will travel from Bangalore’s Hoskote to Sriperumbudur, a small town just outside the Greater Chennai Metropolitan Area. Vehicles will be able to go at 120 km/h (75 mph).

08 – Raipur–Visakhapatnam Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Total Estimated Cost: INR 20,000 crores

Project’s Total Length: 464.662 km

Lanes: 6

Deadline: 2025

Owner: NHAI

Project Model: Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM)

464 kilometres (NH-130CD & EC-15), The Raipur – Visakhapatnam Expressway, commonly known as the Raipur – Vizag Expressway, is a six-lane access-controlled expressway in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh that was sanctioned by the NHAI. When completed, the distance between Raipur and Vizag will be reduced from 590 km to 464 km, and the travel duration would be reduced from 14 hours to around 7 hours.

09 – Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Length: 56 km (35 mi)

Status: Under-construction

North end: Ghaziabad

South end: Faridabad

States: Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

Major cities: Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, and Faridabad

The Faridabad–Noida–Ghaziabad Highway, or FNG Expressway, is a 56-kilometer, 6-lane-wide expressway in India’s Delhi NCR area. It would link Haryana’s Faridabad with Uttar Pradesh’s Noida and Ghaziabad.

10 – Bundelkhand Expressway

Bharat Enterprise Construction Group
Total Estimated Cost: INR 14,716 crores

Project’s Total Length: 296.070 km

Lanes: 4 (expandable to 6)

Status: Under Construction

Deadline: 2021-end

Estimated Opening: March 2024

296-kilometer-long Bundelkhand Highway is a 4-lane-wide access-controlled expressway in Uttar Pradesh, India. It would link Gonda village on NH-35 in Chitrakoot with Kudrail village on the Agra–Lucknow Expressway in Etowah.