Ministry of Road Transport & Highways19-October, 2011 16:16 IST
New Expressway Projects

The  construction of 1000 kms of expressways under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-VI through Public Private Partnership (PPP) (basis in November, 2006 )at a total cost of Rs 16,680 crore has been approved by the Union Government.  In addition, there is a proposal to develop National Expressway No NE II, i.e. Eastern Peripheral Expressway connecting NH-1 at km 36.083 near Kundli and terminating on NH-2 at km 64.033 near Palwal.

              The proposal to establish Expressways Authority of India on the pattern of the National Highways Authority of India has been there at the discussion stage which has not culminated in any concrete shape.

Details of expressway projects along with their current status

                                                                                                                  (as on 31-8-2011)





NHDP Phase

Current Status



Vadodara -Mumbai

(400 kms)


Preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the entire project is under progress. Further action for implementation of Vadodra-Mumbai Expressway on PPP mode is to be initiated after completion of DPR.


Feasibility study of Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway was to be completed by October, 2009. However, there was delay in completion of  Feasibility study due to following reasons:


(i)  In course of feasibility study additional length of about 94 km. project length had to be added as Spur to Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway for suitable connectivity to NH-4 & JNPT within outer Mumbai region in the state of Maharashtra.


(ii) Fixation of alignment of spur was finalized by a inter departmental committee formed by Government of Maharastra. Thereafter, Feasibility of the spur carried out.


Feasibility study of Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway including spur alignment has now been completed.


Delhi -Meerut

(66 kms)


The feasibility study of Delhi-Meerut Expressway is under progress. The proposed alignment of Delhi-Meerut Expressway will start from Nizamuddin Bridge and will continue along NH-24 upto Dasna and will end at Meerut. Feasibility study of this project which also includes 6-laning of Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24 and 6-laning of Delhi to Meerut is in progress. Construction of Delhi-Meerut Expressway along the alignment of NH-24, including 6-laning of Dasna-Hapur section of NH-24 and 6-laning of NH-58 from Delhi/UP Border - Meerut will be decided only after feasibility report.


Bangalore -Chennai

(334 kms)



The feasibility study is being carried out. The alignment of the expressway has been finalized.  The approval from the State Government of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu has been obtained for the alignment.


Kolkata -Dhanbad (277 kms)


Detailed Project Report is under preparation. 


Eastern Peripheral Expressway (135 kms, TPC Rs. 2699 crs)

Other PPP project

RFQ evaluated and RFP yet to be issued.   Initially the response of bidders to the project was not very encouraging with only single bid received and the project had to be restructured.



















































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