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.

The expressway is expected to be completed and opened in 2026. 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)

Route Map

An official PDF route map with village list will be added here when available. The expressway will pass through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

via NHAI

Current Status

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

NHAI began inviting tenders (bids) for construction in November 2022. This section will be updated when more notices are published.

Package & ChainageStatus / Contractor
Package 1: Junction with NH-19 and Varanasi Ring Road near Rewasa village to junction with Chandauli-Cainpur road near Khainti village (Km.0.000-Km.27.000)Bidding Underway
Package 2: Junction with Chandauli-Chainpur Road near Khainti village to junction with Bhabhua-Adhaura road near Palka village (Km.27.000-Km.54.000)Bidding Underway
Package 3: Junction with Bhabhua-Adhaura road in Bhairopur village to Konki village (Km.54.000-Km.90.000)Bidding Underway
Package 4: Details awaitedNotice Pending
Package 5: Junction with NH-119 in Malpura village to Lerua village from km 105.300 to km 116.000 and including 4-lane spur to NH-19 NH-119 (Spur length 6.6 Km)Bidding Underway
Package 6: Pachmon village to Anarbansalea village (KM. 116.000 to KM. 151.200)Bidding Underway
Package 7: Anarbansalea village to Sagrampur village (KM. 151.200 to KM. 184.700)Bidding Underway
Package 8: Details awaitedNotice Pending
Package 9: Chatra to junc with NH 100 in Deoria village (KM. 222.000 to KM 253.000)Bidding Underway
Package 10: Deoria village to Donoreshan village (KM. 253.000 to KM. 288.600)Bidding Underway
Package 11: Donoreshan village to junction with NH20 in Bongabar village (KM. 288.600 to KM. 325.500)Bidding Underway
Package 12: Jn with NH20 in Bongabar village to Jn with NH320 in Lepo village (KM. 325.500 to KM. 358.500Bidding Underway
Package 13: Jn with NH320 in Lepo village to Kamlapur village (JH/WB border) (KM. 358.500 to KM. 387.200)Bidding Underway

Page last updated: January 21, 2023. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.