Surat – Chennai Expressway – Information & Status

1220 km Surat – Chennai Expressway by NHAI is an under construction 6 lane partially access-controlled highway with an alignment passing by Nasik, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Kalaburgi, Kurnool, Kadappa & Tirupati to link Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 45,000 crore
  • Project’s Length: 1220 km (approx.)
  • Lanes: 6
  • Design Speed: 120 kmph
  • Status: Under Construction, Under Bidding & Land Acquisition
  • Deadline: December 2026
  • Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
  • Project Model: Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM)

Expressway term is a misnomer. The project is a combination of 2 partially access-controlled economic corridors with greenfield and brownfield-upgraded sections:

Greenfield Sections

  • EC-413: Surat – Nashik – Ahmednagar section in Gujarat and Maharashtra (290.70 km). Its DPR was prepared by Aarvee Associates – Nag Infrastructure Engineers and Consultant JV
  • Ahmednagar – Solapur – Akkalkot – MH/KN Border in Maharashtra (225.25 km)
  • EC-408: MH/KN Border – Mahabubnagar section in Maharashtra – Karnataka – Telangana (230 km)

The rest of the corridor would be improved widening the existing two-lane roads into four lanes.

Route Map

Alignment in red shows Surat – Ahmednagar section. An official PDF route map of the entire corridor will be added when available.

Source: Environment Clearance site


Visit the Economic Corridor pages below for tender details, contractors and current status:

Page last updated: January 26, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.