Bundelkhand Expressway – Information & Status

296 km Bundelkhand Expressway project by UPEIDA is an under construction 4 lane access-controlled road with a route alignment connecting Kudrail Village in Etawah District with Bharatkoop on NH-35 in Chitrakoot District.

This greenfield project was first announced in April 2017 with land acquisition starting in December 2018. Its foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February 2020 and construction work started soon after by 4 contractors on 6 civil packages.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 14,716 crore
  • Project’s Total Length: 296.070 km
  • Lanes: 4 (expandable to 6)
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Deadline: 2021-end
  • Estimated Opening: March 2022
  • Owner: Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA)
  • Project Model: EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)

The project has a right-of-way (ROW) of 110 meters and features 4 railway over bridges (ROBs), 14 large bridges, 6 toll plazas, 7 ramp plazas, 266 small bridges, and 18 flyovers.

Project Overview Video

Current Status – November 2021

The expressway is planned to be opened in early 2022. As of November 8, 2021, the project had achieved 77.15% overall progress.

  • Earthwork in Main Carriageway: 97%
  • C&G in Main Carriageway: 100%
  • Structures Completed: 782 (total 882)

May 2021 Status Video:

Route Map

The expressway’s northern terminal is at the Agra – Lucknow Expressway in Etawah District. From there it connects the districts of Auraiya, Jalaun, Hamirpr, Mahoba, Banda and Chitrakoot. Along its route, it passes over the following rivers: Bagen, Ken, Shyama, Chandawal, Birma, Yamuna, Betwa, and Sengar.

The following not-so-pretty map from UPEIDA’s website shows the start and end points of the expressway. You’ll be better off following its alignment on Google Maps here.

An official PDF route map of Bundelkhand will be added here when available.

Tenders & Contractors

The project has been divided into 6 civil packages with a 36 month deadline.

Package & ChainageContractor
Package 1: Gonda, district Chitrakoot to Manokhar, district Banda (0+790 to 49+700)Apco Infratech
Package 2: Manokhar, district Banda to Kaouhri, district Mahoba (49+700 to 100+000)Apco Infratech
Package 3: Kaouhri, district Mahoba to Brolikharka, district Hamirpur (100+000 to 149+000)Ashoka Buildcon
Package 4: Brolikharka, district Hamirpur to Salabaad, district Jalaun (149+000 to 200+000)Gawar Construction
Package 5: Salabaad, district Jalaun to Bakhariya, district Auraiya (200+000 to 250+000)Gawar Construction
Package 6: Bakhariya, district Auraiya to Kudrail, district Etawah (250+000 to 295+280)Dilip Buildcon

Page last updated: November 23 2021. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.

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