Kharagpur – Vizag Expressway – Information & Status

783 km Kharagpur – Cuttack – Visakhapatnam (Vizag) Expressway project by NHAI is a proposed access-controlled road with a route alignment in West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Kharagpur Visakhapatnam Expressway’s detailed project report (DPR) has not been prepared or published online. Land acquisition hasn’t started for its construction.

This high-speed corridor is planned to be developed under the PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan framework with a primary objective of enabling integrated infrastructure and economic development through coordinated planning and implementation.

  • Total Estimated Cost: TBD
  • Project’s Total Length: 783 km
  • Lanes: TBD
  • Status: DPR Preparation
  • Deadline: TBD
  • Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Project Model: TBD

Current Status

In June 2024, India’s Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) invited bids to appoint a consultant for developing Kharagpur – Visakhapatnam Expressway’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) under 2 packages:

  • Package 1: Kharagpur – Chandikhol – Cuttack – Khorda – Tangi (390 km)
  • Package 2: Tangi – Brahampur – Visakhapatnam (393 km)

The consultant will suggest whether to develop the corridor as an access-controlled highway or a full-fledged expressway with better design and safety standards.

Route Map

Kharagpur – Visakhapatnam Expressways official PDF route map showing its alignment will be added here when finalized and available.

The following map sourced from MoRTH’s tender document shows its indicative alignment along NH-16:

Tenders & Contractors

This section will be updated when tenders are invited for this expressway’s construction.

Page last updated: July 6, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.