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.

Route Map

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:

PackageContractor
CG1: Abhanpur to Magerlod (km 00.000 to km 42.852)Bidding Underway
CG2: Scope UnknownTender Notice Pending
CG3: Scope UnknownTender Notice Pending
CG4: Scope UnknownTender 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)Financial bids opened; Winner unknown
OD5: Boriguma to Dasamantpur (km 249.000 to km 293.000)Bidding Underway
OD6: Koraput to Pattangi (km 293.000 to km 338.500)Bidding Underway
OD7: Scope UnknownTender Notice Pending
OD8: Scope UnknownTender Notice Pending
OD9: Scope UnknownTender Notice Pending
OD10: Scope UnknownTender Notice Pending
OD11: Scope UnknownTender 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)Financial bids opened; Winner unknown
AP Package 4: Kantakapalle to Sabbavaram (km 445.100 to km 464.662)NKC Projects is lowest bidder

Page last updated: April 12, 2021. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.