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. 25,000 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)

Route Map

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.

Package & ChainageContractor (Value)
Scope UnknownTBD

Page last updated: January 18, 2022. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.