Purvanchal Expressway – Information & Status

340.82 km Purvanchal Expressway project by UPEIDA is an under construction 6 lane access-controlled road with a route alignment connecting Chand Sarai Village in Lucknow District with Haidaria Village in Ghazipur District.

This greenfield project was first announced in May 2015 as the Lucknow – Azamgarh – Ballia Expressway and land acquisition began soon after. Its foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2018, and construction work started in October 2018 by 5 contractors on 8 civil packages.

Purvanchal Expressway will be opened to traffic in Q2 2021 with UPEIDA chasing a May-end deadline. A formal inauguration date has not been announced.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 22,494 crore
  • Deadline: October 2021
  • Opening: Not Announced
  • Project’s Total Length: 340.824 km
  • Lanes: 6
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Owner: Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA)
  • Project Model: EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)

Project Overview Video

Current Status – July 2021

The expressway is planned to be inaugurated by 2021-end. As of July 12, 2021, the project had achieved 94% overall progress.

  • Earthwork in Main Carriageway: 99.93%
  • GSB in Main Carriageway: 99.54%
  • WMM in Main Carriageway: 99.06%
  • DBM in Main Carriageway: 99%
  • Structures Completed: 930 (total 934)

Here’s a video by a local YouTuber with drone shots:

Route Map

The expressway connects the districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Sultanpur, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau, and Ghazipur.

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 Purvanchal Expressway will be added here when available.

Tenders & Contractors

The project has been divided into 8 civil packages with a 36 month deadline. Contracts allotted to 5 construction firms went into effect from October, 2018.

PE-01: Chand Sarai (Dist. Lucknow) to Sansara (Dist. Barabanki) (Km 0+270 to Km 40+200Gayatri Projects
PE-02: Sansara (Dist. Barabanki) to Jaraikala (Dist. Amethi) (Km 40+200 to Km 79+900)Gayatri Projects
PE-03: Jaraikala (Dist. Amethi) to Sidhi Ganeshpur (Dist. Sultanpur) (Km 79+900 to Km 121+600)Apco Infratech
PE-04: Sidhi Ganeshpur (Dist. Sultanpur) to Sansarpur (Dist. Sultanpur) (Km 121+600 to Km 164+300)GR Infraprojects
PE-05: Sansarpur (Dist. Sultanpur) to Gobindpur (Dist. Azamgarh) (Km 164+300 to Km 218+300)PNC Infratech
PE-06: Gobindpur (Dist. Azamgarh) to Mojrapur (Dist. Azamgarh) (Km 218+300 to Km 246+500)PNC Infratech
PE-07: Mojrapur (Dist. Azamgarh) to Bijaura (Dist. Ghazipur) (Km 246+500 to Km 292+530)GR Infraprojects
PE-08: Bijaura (Dist. Ghazipur) to Haidariya (Dist. Ghazipur) (Km 292+530 to Km 340+500)Oriental Structural Engineering

Page last updated: July 12, 2021. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.

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