Varanasi – Kolkata Expressway – Information & Status
610 km Varanasi – Kolkata Expressway by NHAI is a proposed 4/6 lane access-controlled highway with a route alignment connecting Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Ranchi in Jharkhand, and Kolkata in West Bengal.
This greenfield expressway under Bharatmala Pariyojna (BMP) Phase 2 will run parallel to National Highway NH-2 (old) and link Varanasi Ring Road Km 00.000 (near Barhuli village) to Km 610.417 NH-16, near Uluberia, Howrah District, West Bengal.
Land acquisition process started in January 2022 for a 80 km section in Bihar (Tilouthu – Imamganj).
- Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 28,500 crore
- Project’s Length: 610.417 km
- Lanes: 4/6
- RoW: N/A
- Status: Land Acquisition, Detailed Design
- Land Acquisition Requirement: 1340 hectares
- Deadline: N/A
- Owner: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
- Project Model: Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
An official PDF route map will be added here when available. The expressway will pass through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
Current Status: January 2022
The expressway’s DPR and detailed design are being prepared for different sections. Land acquisition process started in January 2022 for a 80 km section in Bihar (Tilouthu – Imamganj).
Tenders & Contractors
This section will be updated when tender notices for its construction are published.
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Page last updated: May 18, 2022. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.