Gorakhpur Link Expressway – Information & Status Update

91.35 km Gorakhpur Link Expressway project by UPEIDA is an under construction 4 lane access-controlled road with a route alignment connecting Jaitpur in Gorakhpur District with Purvanchal Expressway at Salarpur in Azamgarh District.

This greenfield project was first announced in 2018 with land acquisition starting in February 2019. Construction work started in February 2020 by Apco Infratech and Dilip Buildcon with a 36 month deadline. The project has a right-of-way (ROW) of 110 meters.

Gorakhpur Link Expressway is expected to be completed and opened in August 2023 beyond its March 2023 deadline.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 5876.67 crore
  • Project’s Total Length: 91.352 km
  • Lanes: 4 (expandable to 6)
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Deadline: March 2023
  • Owner: Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA)
  • Project Model: EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)

Route Map

The expressway’s southern terminal is at Salarpur (District Azamgarh) on the Purvanchal Expressway. From there it connects the districts of Azamgarh, Ambedkar Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, and Gorakhpur. Along the way, it passes over Ghaghara River.

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 Gorakhpur Link Road will be added here when available.

Current Status

The expressway was planned to be opened by March 2022, but will likely open only in early 2024. As of December 2023, the project had achieved 92% overall progress.

  • Earthwork in Main Carriageway: 100%
  • C&G in Main Carriageway: 100%
  • GSB in Main Carriageway: 86%
  • WMM in Main Carriageway: 85%
  • DBM in Main Carriageway: 79%
  • Total Structures Completed: 336/342

Status Update

Tenders & Contractors

The project has been divided into 2 civil packages with a 36 month deadline.

Package & ChainageContractor
Package 1: Jaitpur (Dist. Gorakhpur) to Fulwariya (Dist. Ambedkar Nagar) [Km -0+817 to Km 47+500]Apco Infratech
Package 2:  Fulwariya (Dist. Ambedkar Nagar) to Salarpur (Dist. Azamgarh) [Km 47+500 to Km 90.535]Dilip Buildcon

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Page last updated: December 27, 2023. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.