Durg – Raipur – Arang Expressway – Information & Status Update

92 km Durg – Raipur – Arang Expressway (NH53) by NHAI is a proposed 6 lane access-controlled highway with a route alignment entirely in Chhattisgarh.

This greenfield expressway under Bharatmala Pariyojna (BMP) will serve as a bypass around Raipur and connect Naya Raipur. The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) was prepared by Transys Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Land acquisition for the project started in 2020.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 2297 crore
  • Project’s Length: 92 km (approx.)
  • Lanes: 6
  • RoW: 70m
  • Status: Land Acquisition underway; Technical bid evaluation underway
  • Deadline: December 2025
  • Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Project Model: Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)

Route Map

This expressway forms a part of 1854 km Mumbai – Kolkata Economic Corridor. An official PDF route map of the project can be viewed in the final feasibility report prepared by Transys.

Current Status

Land acquisition is underway. Tenders for construction were invited on June 27, 2022.

Tenders & Contractors

Package (Distance)Status / Contractor
Package A (44.50 km): Section of NH-53 from design ch. 0.000 (Vill. Tendesara) to design ch. 44.500 (Vill. Parsada)SMSL-MBPL JV is lowest bidder (16 bids received in August 2022)
Package B (47.73 km): section of NH53 from design ch. 44.500 (Vill. Parsada) to design ch. 92.230 (Vill. Paragaon)Kalyan Toll Infrastructure Ltd – Shelke Constructions Pvt Ltd JV is lowest bidder

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