Delhi–Mumbai Expressway – Information & Status

1350 km Delhi – Mumbai Expressway (DME) project is an under construction 8 lane access-controlled road with a route connecting DND in Delhi with JNPT in Mumbai. It has been designed with a speed limit of 120 km/hr and provision to expand to 12 lanes in the future.

This new greenfield expressway was approved for construction under the Bharatmala Pariyojana programme in 2017, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid its foundation stone on March 9, 2019.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 1,00,000 crore (1 lakh crore)
  • Project’s Total Length: 1350 km
  • Lanes: 8 (expandable to 12)
  • Speed Limit: 120 kmph
  • Scheduled Opening / Deadline: January 26, 2023
  • My Completion Estimate: 2025
  • Owner: National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Delhi – Vadodara Project Model: EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction)
  • Vadodara – Mumbai Project Model: HAM (Hybrid Annuity Model)
  • Status: Under Construction (687 km), Bidding & Land Acquisition

The entire expressway has been divided into 4 sections with a total of 52 tenders / packages. Each has a 24 month (2 year deadline).

  • DND – Faridabad – Sohna: 3 (59 km)
  • Sohna – Vadodara: 31 (844 km)
  • Vadodara – Virar: 13 (354 km)
  • Virar – JNPT: 5 (92 km)

The expressway will in the future feature several spurs. Among them is a 130 km Ujjain Spur connecting Garoth – Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh and another one is the 70 km Jaipur Spur connecting Jaipur with Chainage 168.550 for which land acquisition started in April 2021.

Project Overview & Route

The expressway with closed tolling will connect 5 states of Haryana (80 km), Rajasthan (380 km), Madhya Pradesh (370 km), Gujarat (300 km) and Maharashtra (120 km). New industrial townships and Smart Cities have been planned along its route. 92 way side amenities have been planned on either side at an interval of roughly 50 km. 

Its alignment reduces the distance between Delhi and Mumbai by around 150 km and travel time to 13 hours from the current 24 hours. Besides that, the expressway will lead to considerable fuel savings, better ride quality and safety over the existing NH-48 (old NH-8) highway.

Delhi – Mumbai Expressway’s PDF route map can be viewed here.

Construction Status (May 2021)

NHAI publishes a great high-level monthly status report here on their website. Here’s its status as of May 28, 2021:

  • Under Construction: 881 km
  • Awarded – Work Yet to Start: 293 km
  • Under Bidding: 163 km
  • DPR in Progress: 14 km

The 844 km Sohna – Vadodara section is in a more advanced stage of construction compared to the others. The Vadodara – Virar section will feature two 4-lane extra-dosed bridges by Ashoka Buildcon on Package 4. Here’s its status as of March 2021 by a local YouTuber:

Here’s the status of the expressway’s interchange with NE-1 north of Vadodara and with NH-48 south of Ankleshwar

Contracts & Package Details

The expressway has 4 distinct sections with a total of 52 civil tenders / packages.

DND – Faridabad – Sohna (59 km)

Package (length) & SectionContractor / Status
Package 1 (9 km) – Km 0.000 to Km 9.000DRA Infracon
Package 2 (24 km) – Km 9.000 to Km 33.000DRA Infracon
Package 3 (26 km) – Km 33.000 to Km 59.063DRA Infracon

Sohna – Vadodara (844 km)

  • Haryana: P1 to P3
  • Rajasthan: P4 to P16
  • Madhya Pradesh: P17 to P25
  • Gujarat: P26 to P31
Package (length) & SectionContractor / Status
Package 1 (18 km) – Km 0.000 to Km 18.460APCO Infratech
Package 2 (29 km) – Km 18.460 to Km 46.960APCO Infratech
Package 3 (32 km) – Km 46.960 to Km 78.760Centrodorstroy India
Package 4 (37 km) – Km 78.760 to Km 115.660HG Infra Engineering
Package 5 (36 km) – Km 115.660 to Km 151.800KCC Buildcon
Package 6 (31 km) – Km 151.800 to Km 182.960KCC Buildcon
Package 7 (31 km) – Km 182.960 to Km 214.220Gawar Constructions
Package 8 (33 km) – Km 214.220 to Km 247.270HG Infra Engineering
Package 9 (46 km) – Km 247.270 to Km 292.910HG Infra Engineering
Package 10 (26 km) – Km 292.910 to Km 319.360Dhaya Maju Infra – Crescent EPC
Package 11 (12 km) – Km 319.360 to Km 330.990Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
Package 12 (28 km) – Km 330.990 to Km 359.130GR Infraprojects
Package 13 (29 km) – Km 359.130 to Km 388.380CDS Infra Projects
Package 14 (31 km) – Km 388.380 to Km 418.960Dhaya Maju Infra – Crescent EPC JV
Package 15 (8 km) – Km 418.960 to Km 427.260Dilip Buildcon (DBL)
Package 16 (25 km) – Km 427.260 to Km 452.390DRA Infracon
Package 17 (32 km) – Km 452.390 to Km 484.390JCEC – MKC Infra JV
Package 18 (33 km) – Km 484.390 to Km 517.390GR Infraprojects
Package 19 (30 km) – Km 517.390 to Km 546.890JCEC – MKC Infra JV
Package 20 (25 km) – Km 546.890 to Km 572.190GHV (India)
Package 21 (30 km) – Km 572.190 to Km 602.390GR Infraprojects
Package 22 (25 km) – Km 602.390 to Km 627.390Larsen & Toubro
Package 23 (25 km) – Km 627.390 to Km 652.690GR Infraprojects
Package 24 (21 km) – Km 652.690 to Km 673.740GR Infraprojects
Package 25 (23 km) – Km 673.740 to Km 696.890GR Infraprojects
Package 26 (30 km) – Km 696.890 to Km 726.390Technical Bid Evaluation Underway (18 bids received)
Package 27 (29 km) – Km 726.390 to Km 755.390GHV India is Lowest Bidder
Package 28 (26 km) – Km 755.390 to Km 780.890GHV India
Package 29 (23 km) – Km 780.890 to Km 803.390PNC Infratech
Package 30 (22 km) – Km 803.390 to Km 824.890Patel Infrastructure
Package 31 (19 km) – Km 824.900 to Km 844.350PNC Infratech

Vadodara – Virar (354 km)

  • Gujarat: P1 to P10
  • Mahatrashtra: P11 to P18
Package (length) & SectionContractor / Status
Package 1 (24 km) – Km 355.000 to Km 378.740VK1 Expressway
Package 2 (32 km) – Km 323.000 to Km 355.000IRCON Vadodara Kim Expressway
Package 3 (31 km) – Km 292.000 to Km 323.000Patel Vadodara-Kim Expressway
Package 4 (13 km) – Km 279.000 to Km 292.000Ashoka Ankleshwar Manubar Expressway
Package 5 (25 km) – Km 254.430 to Km 279.000Sadbhav Kim Expressway
Package 6 (37 km) – Km 217.500 to Km 254.430GR Infraprojects
Package 7 (28 km) – Km 190.000 to Km 217.500IRB Infastructure Developers
Package 8 (35 km) – Km 154.600 to Km 190.000 Roadway Solutions India Infra
Package 9 (27 km) – Km 128.000 to Km 154.60013 Bids Received. Winner Unknown
Package 10 (25 km) – Km 103.400 to Km 1280.00Roadway Solutions India Infra
Package 11 (26 km) – Km 77.000 to Km 103.400RKC Infrabuilt
Package 12 (26 km) – Km 50.700 to Km 77.000Montecarlo
Package 13 (27 km) – Km 26.582 to Km 50.700 AND 0.000 to 3.000GR Infraprojects

Virar – JNPT (92 km)

Package (length) & SectionContractor / Status
Package 14 (17 km) – Km 3.000 to Km 20.20012 Bids Received
Package 15 (23 km) – Km 20.200 to Km 43.00017 Bids Received
Package 16 (27 km) – Km 43.000 to Km 69.70013 Bids Received
Package 17 (10 km) – Km 69.700 to Km 79.78018 Bids Received
Package 18 (15 km) – Km 79.780 to Km 94.290DPR in Progress.
Tender Notice Pending

Page last updated: October 17, 2021. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.