Delhi – Dehradun Expressway – Information & Status

210 km Delhi – Dehradun Expressway project by NHAI is an approved access-controlled highway with with a route alignment connecting Akshardham in Delhi with Dehradun in Uttarakhand.

This mix of brownfield and greenfield project was approved for construction in 2020 under the Bharatmala Pariyojana’s Delhi – Saharanpur – Dehradun economic corridor. Nitin Gadkari laid its foundation stone on 26 February, 2021.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 13,000 crore
  • Project’s Total Length: 210 km
  • Lanes: 12 lanes (Phase 1) and 6 lanes (Phases 2, 3 & 4)
  • Completion Deadline: 2024
  • Owner: National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Status: Land Acquisition, Phase 1 contracts awarded & Bidding Underway for Phase 2, 4
  • Project Model: EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)

A new 45 km spur has been proposed to connect with Roorkee & Haridwar. This will start from Km 108 on the Baghpat EPE – Saharanpur section and end at the proposed Haridwar Ring Road.

Project Overview Video

Delhi – Dehradun Expressway with close tolling will be developed in 4 phases / sections with wayside amenities every 25 km. It will feature elevated roads, tunnels, and a 12 km elevated wildlife corridor to enable the unhindered movement of animals.

When ready in 2024, the expressway will reduce the distance between Delhi and Dehradun from 235 km to 210 km, and the travel time from 6.5 hours to 3 hours.

Phase 1 Information

  • Scope: Akshardham in Delhi to Baghpat’s Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) Interchange
  • Type: Brownfield Upgrade
  • Length: 32 km
  • Lanes: 12 lanes (6 express, 6 local)
  • Contractors: TBD (Package 1) & Gayatri Projects (Package 2)
  • Status: Contracts Awarded (work yet to start)

Phase 1 Tenders & Contractors

Package (length) and SectionContractor
Package 1 (14.75 km) – Akshardham NH-9 Junction to Delhi-UP border (Ch.0.00 to Ch.14.750) in Delhi. This consists of a 6.4 km elevated road between between Geeta Colony and Khajoori Khas.Gammon India (contract cancelled; bids re-invited April 5)
Package 2 (16.85 km) – Delhi/UP Border to EPE Junction (Ch.14.750 to Ch. 31.200) in Uttar Pradesh. This consists of an 11.2 elevated section.Gayatri Projects

Phase 2 Information

  • Scope: Baghpat’s Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) Interchange to Saharanpur Bypass
  • Type: Greenfield
  • Length: 118 km
  • Lanes: 6
  • Status: Bidding underway for 4 packages

Note: This section will feature 7 interchanges and 60 underpasses.

Phase 2 Tenders & Contracts

Package (length) and SectionStatus
Package 1 (27 km) – EPE near Khekra to Lohadda village (Km 0 to Km 27.000)22 Bids Received
Package 2 (29.5 km) – Lohadda village to Karaunda Mahajan village (Km 27.000 to Km 56.500)26 Bids Received (Tender cancelled; Bids re-invited in April)
Package 3 (25.5 km) – Karaunda Mahajan village to Khyawari village (Km 56.500 to Km 82.000)23 Bids Received (Tender cancelled; Bids re-invited in April)
Package 4 (37.068 km) – Khyawari village to Latifpur village at Saharanpur Bypass (Km 82.000 to Km 119.068)21 Bids Received

Phase 3 Information

  • Scope: Saharanpur to Ganeshpur
  • Type: Brownfield Upgrade
  • Length: 40 km
  • Lanes: 6
  • Status: Tender Notices Pending

Phase 4 Information

  • Scope: Ganeshpur to Dehradun
  • Type: Brownfield Upgrade
  • Length: 19.508 km
  • Lanes: 4/6 lanes
  • Status: Financial Bids Opened March 12, 2021

Note: This section will consist of 2.322 km twin tunnels and 0.3 km approach, 4.82 km 4 lane elevated flyover with 6m vertical clearance for elephants and other wildlife, a 2.12 km hill section and 340m single tube tunnel.

Phase 4 Tenders & Contractors

Package (length) and SectionContractor
Package 1 (8.13 km) – chainage 0+000 (Ganespur) to design chainage 8+130 (near Mohand) of NH-72AVasishta Constructions is Lowest Bidder
Package 2 (8.25 km) – Chainage 8.130 near Mohand to 16.380 Daat kali Tunnel of NH-72ARam Kumar is Lowest Bidder

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