Raipur – Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor – Information & Status
464 km Raipur – Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor (NH-130CD & EC-15), also known as Raipur – Vizag Expressway, is an approved 6 lane access-controlled road by NHAI with a route alignment through Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
Construction of this greenfield corridor will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I program with a primary goal to improve the efficiency of freight movement and boost exports.
YONGMA Engineering Co. Ltd. – Arkitechno Consultants was appointed as the agency to prepare its Detailed Project Report (DPR).
- Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 20,000 crore
- Project’s Total Length: 464.662 km
- Lanes: 6
- Deadline: 2025
- Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
- Project Model: Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM)
When ready, the distance from Raipur to Vizag will reduce from 590 km to 464 km and reduce travel time from 14 hours to about 7 hours.
Status: April 2021
Tendering is underway for the expressway’s construction. Detailed Project Report (DPR) for a majority of the project has been completed and acquisition of land, forest and environment clearance are in different stages of approval.
The Raipur – Vizag Economic Corridor project starts from Abhanpur near Raipur (Chhattisgarh) and ends at Sabbavaram near Vizag (Andhra Pradesh). The highway’s greenfield alignment will pass through the states of Chhattisgarh (124.611 km), Odisha (262.211 km) and Andhra Pradesh (99.629 km).
The following not-so-pretty map from the government’s environment clearance site displays its route:
Tenders & Contractors
The project has been divided into 19 civil packages with a 4 year deadline. Here’s a list of them north to south:
|CG1: Abhanpur to Magerlod (km 00.000 to km 42.852)||Shalimar Corp is lowest bidder|
|CG2: Sargi to Basanwahi (km 42.800 to km 99.500)||Bids to be opened February 1, 2022|
|CG3: Basanwahi to Marangpuri (km 99.500 to km 124.661)||Bids to be opened March 1, 2022|
|CG4: Scope Unknown||Tender Notice Pending|
|OD1: Dhanara (Odisha/Chhattisgarh Border) to Hatibena (km 124.611 to km 146.500)||NKC Projects is lowest bidder|
|OD2: Hatibena to Badakumari (km 146.500 to km 179.000)||Barbrik is lowest bidder|
|OD3: Badakumari to Karki (km 179.000 to km 226.500)||Adani Transport is lowest bidder|
|OD4: Karki to Kaliagura (km 226.500 to km 249.000)||NKC Projects is lowest bidder|
|OD5: Boriguma to Dasamantpur (km 249.000 to km 293.000)||HG Infra Engineering is lowest bidder at Rs. 1338.27 cr|
|OD6: Koraput to Pattangi (km 293.000 to km 338.500)||HG Infra Engineering is lowest bidder at Rs. 958.98 cr|
|OD7: Baraja to Kandili||11 bids received in Dec 2021|
|OD8: Kandili to Tumbigura||9 bids received in Dec 2021|
|OD9: Scope Unknown||Tender Notice Pending|
|OD10: Scope Unknown||Tender Notice Pending|
|OD11: Scope Unknown||Tender Notice Pending|
|AP Package 1: Aluru to Jakkuva (km 365.033 to km 396.800)||HG Infra is lowest bidder|
|AP Package 2: Jakkuva to Korlam (km 396.800 to km 421.100)||NKC Projects is lowest bidder|
|AP Package 3: Korlam to Kantakapalle (km 421.100 to km 445.100)||PSK Infrastructures and Projects is lowest bidder|
|AP Package 4: Kantakapalle to Sabbavaram (km 445.100 to km 464.662)||NKC Projects is lowest bidder|