15 Bidders for Varanasi – Kolkata Expressway’s Construction Work

15 firms have submitted bids for the civil construction work of 610.417 km Varanasi – Ranchi – Kolkata Expressway‘s 8 packages 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 after National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids today.

This 6 lane greenfield expressway will be built under Bharatmala Pariyojna (BMP) program at an estimated cost of Rs. 28,500 crore.

Its alignment will run parallel to National Highway NH-19 (old NH-2) and link Varanasi Ring Road in Uttar Pradesh’s Barhuli village to NH-16 near Uluberia in West Bengal’s Howrah District via Bihar and Jharkhand.

NHAI had began inviting tenders (bids) for construction contracts under Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) in November 2022 with 2 year deadlines.


  • APCO Infratech Pvt Ltd. – P1, P2 & P3
  • Barbrik Project Ltd. – P8 only
  • Ceigall India Ltd. – P3 only
  • Dilip Buildcon Ltd. – P1 & P2
  • Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd. – P6 only
  • G R Infraprojects Ltd. – P1, P2, P3, P6, P7, P8, P9 & P10
  • HG Infra Engineering Ltd. – P8, P9 & P10
  • IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd. – P1, P2, P3, P6, P7, P8, P9 & P10
  • KCC Buildcon Private Ltd. – P1, P2 & P3
  • MG Contractors Pvt. Ltd. – P1, P6 & P8
  • Montecarlo Ltd. – P7 & P8
  • NKC Projects Pvt. Ltd. – P1 only
  • PNC Infratech Ltd. – P1, P2, P3 & P6
  • Ram Kripal Singh Construction Pvt. Ltd. – P9 only
  • Tracks And Towers Infratech Pvt. Ltd – P8 only

Package Scope and Chainage

  • Package 1 (UP-Bihar): Junction with NH-19 and Varanasi Ring Road near Rewasa village to junction with Chandauli-Cainpur road near Khainti village (Km.0.000 – Km.27.000)
  • Package 2 (Bihar): Junction with Chandauli-Chainpur Road near Khainti village to junction with Bhabhua-Adhaura road near Palka village (Km.27.000 – Km.54.000)
  • Package 3 (Bihar): Junction with Bhabhua-Adhaura road in Bhairopur village to Konki village (Km.54.000 – Km.90.000)
  • Package 6 (Bihar): Pachmon village to Anarbansalea village (Km. 116.000 to Km. 151.200)
  • Package 7 (Bihar): Anarbansalea village to Sagrampur village (Km. 151.200 to Km. 184.700)
  • Package 8 (Jharkhand): Sonepurbigha village to junction with NH-22 (Chatra Bypass) near Chatra (Km. 184.700 to Km. 222.000)
  • Package 9 (Jharkhand): Chatra to junc with NH 100 in Deoria village (Km. 222.000 to Km. 253.000)
  • Package 10 (Jharkhand): Deoria village to Donoreshan village (Km. 253.000 to Km. 288.600)
Varanasi – Kolkata Exprssway’s alignment by NHAI through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal

The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for each package.

Bids for Packages 11-13 in Jharkhand are currently scheduled to be opened on March 9, and bids for Package 5 in Bihar on March 10, so stay tuned!

Tender notices are still pending for the West Bengal section where land acquisition has typically been slow and painful. A list of Varanasi – Kolkata Expressway’s packages, their scope and contractor status can be viewed here.

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8 Responses to "15 Bidders for Varanasi – Kolkata Expressway’s Construction Work"

  1. KC says:

    It is nice to see the projects in eastern India is getting a head start. I hope the project is completed in time. (The costal road project connecting WB and Odisha seems like having a 10year deadline or so..). Most projects in WB are delayed due to land acquisition issue.

  2. Mahesh says:

    But why new one, the old one could also have been improved and save the cost, except new is shorter route than the NH 2. It could gave saved the procurement if kusan’s land too. I think land parcels, bring under givt plan should also focus how much less land should be taken from Kisan and still achieve tge narrative of NH expansions

    • Ravi Rajpal says:

      Greenfield expressway is shorter & saves time….as well as promotes new areas of development, industry,etc….all the kisan land is not used for cultivation….only dedicated farm land owners can give profitable yields all the year round… without profit even a fertile land stays unused by non serious owner….
      The older highway will be used also as 2 parallel highways will give better network & connectivity….thus with faster movement you get enhanced economic activity….

    • BB Subba says:

      Greenfield expressways are designed to take shorter distance duely taking the advantage of probable proposed new industrial area to dev , and cheaper than upgrading existing ones; and hence devmnt for new location.

  3. Sitaram Mahto says:

    What is land compensation rate of bmp

  4. Spmishra says:

    Very good tender all indian infra sector major player in this sector industries and professional manner indians can get employment opportunities for local people .govt spending will boost warehousing corporation and infrastructure development project in india and contracts consultants pmc Engineer supply chain management in construction industry will get bussines development in this sector industries.my company Madhu India international laision and contracts consultants msme registered women’s enterprises Delhi office is looking forward to associate with this work as pmc Engineering tendering costing survey soil testing design architecture construction consultants pmc Engineer for any company proposal intersted our associates in lukhnow designs highways bridges infrastructure development project and various municipality solid waste management and solar project and hospital infrastructure development project and various companies consultants in participating this venture more than expected

  5. B R POONIYA says:

    I am interested in arth work

  6. MAYANK says:

    Which company is Authority engineer on this project????


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