1,257 Km long Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor Expressway Project Details

Introduction of Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor

Since past few decades, vehicular traffic on Indian roads have been increased significantly which is common for a developing country like India. Due to this heavy vehicular traffic, the congestion resulted in increased travel time as well. In order to face such challenges, the ambitious programme Bharatmala Pariyojana has been launched in the country by the Central Government in year 2016.

In this article, we will discuss about the Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor project which is being developed under Bharatmala Pariyojana. We will have a look in the details of this project including some technical details, Route alignment of the expressway, Overall expected cost of the project, Land Acquisition Details, project type, proposed structures under this economic corridor, contractors currently working and also the current status of the project & expected date of completion of this expressway project. So read this article till end for complete information.

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Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor is also known as Amritsar Jmanagar Expressway. This project is currently being constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I & this Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor is one among the 44 proposed economic corridors under the Bharatmala Pariyojana which is assigned as Economic Corridor (EC-3) & National Highway (NH-754).

Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor

Enlarged view of the expressway can be viewed here

The detailed project report of this project was prepared in year 2018 after which in year 2019, NHAI floated the tender for the construction of this project.

Salient Features of Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway

Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor will be a combination of Greenfield and Brownfield Expressways under which 4 lanes and 6 lane type expressways are being constructed. Considering the vehicular movement analysis and studies, some section of the expressway is constructed as 4 lane partially access controlled and some as 6 lane fully access controlled highway.

The total length of Amritsar Jamnagar Economic corridor will be 1,257 Kilometers and out of this, 917 km of the expressway is being constructed as 6 lane access controlled expressway where an entirely fresh alignment is adopted whereas the remaining 340 Kms is being constructed as a brownfield type expressway where the existing highways are upgraded to expressway standard.

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After the successful completion of this project, this Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor (1,257 Km) will become India’s second longest expressway after Delhi Mumbai Expressway (1,350) Km.

The right of way of Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor will be 70m and the expressway is designed in such a way that vehicles can move with a speed up to 100 Kmph. Each lane on this expressway will be 3.50m wide and the carriageway of the highway will be constructed as a flexible type pavement which means it will be constructed using Bitumen/Asphalt.

Throughout the stretch of Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor, 5 Nos Railway Over Bridge, 20 Major Bridge, 64 Minor Bridges, 55 Vehicular Underpass, 126 Light Vehicular Underpass, 311 Small Vehicular Underpass, 26 Interchanges and 1057 culverts type structures are being constructed.

Along with this, there will be a construction of 2 main toll plazas, and 26 ramp type toll plazas.

Way side amenities are also being developed at 24 locations on this Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway.

Advanced traffic management system along with CCTV cameras, emergency calling booths, electric vehicle charging points etc will be implemented on this expressway.

With help of such services. the journey of the commuters on this expressway will become much easier and better.

In order to make it fully access controlled, barriers will be constructed on either side of the Greenfield Section of the Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway.

Land Acquisition & Construction Cost of Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway

Approximately 5500 Hectares of land is being acquired for the construction of this highway project.

The overall cost of this project including Land Acquisition cost and civil construction cost is estimated to approx INR 80,000 Crores. 

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Route Alignment & Sections under Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway

Throughout its stretch, Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor will connect 4 states viz. Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor

This 1,257 km long Amritsar Jamnagar expressway will cover 155 Km in Punjab, 85 Km in Haryana, 637 Km in Rajasthan, 380 Km in Gujarat. The majority section of the expressway (637 km) will be constructed in Rajasthan.

Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor

If we look a bid deep into the route alignment, the expressway will start from Delhi Amritsar Katra Expressway in Tibba Village, Kapurthala District in Punjab. Moving ahead, the expressway will cross Chautala in Haryana, Hanumangarh, Rasisar, Deogar, Pachpadra, Sanchore in Rajasthan, Vav, Samkhiyani, Malia and will reach Jamnagar in Gujarat.

For the construction work, Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor is divided in 8 sections in which 5 sections are Greenfield type & 3 sections are brownfield type. If we combine the construction packages in each of these sections, there are total 30 construction packages under this project.

Interactive Map of Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway 

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If we look at these section in details,

Section 1 is from Tibba Village in Kapoorthalta District, Punjab, to Sangatkalan, Bathinda. Length of this section is 155 Km and this section is also known as Amritsar Bathinda Expressway. Section 1 is being constructed as a 6 lane access controlled greenfield expressway. Section 1 has been labeled as National Highway NH-754 A and for the construction work, this section is divided into 3 packages. Details of which can be seen below :

Pkg 1 (39 km): From village Tiba on NE-5A to junction with Moga Jalandhar Road (NH-703) near Dharmkot (from km 0+000 to 39+000) GR Infraprojects ltd  (GRIL)
Pkg 2 (54 km): Junction with Moga Jalandhar Road (NH-703) near Dharmkot to Junction with Bhata Bhai Ka-Bhadaur Road near Dyalpura Bhai Ka (from 39+000 to km 93+000) Krishna Constructions
Pkg 3 (61.866 km): Junction with Bhagta Bhai Ka-Bhadaur Road near Dyalpura Bhai Ka to Junction with Mandi Dabwali Bathinda Road on Nh-54 near Sangat Kalan (km 93+000 to 154+866) Krishna Constructions

Section 2 of Amritsar Jamnagar expressway connects Bathinda, Punjab to Chautala in Haryana. Length of this section is approx 85 Kms which is developed as a brownfield type expressway where existing 2 lane highway is being upgraded to a 4 lane expressway. This section will not be fully access controlled.

Section 3 of Amritsar Jamnagar expressway connects Chautala in Haryana to Rasisar in Rajasthan. Length of this section is approx 253 Kms. This section is being constructed as 6 lane greenfield access controlled expressway along with this it is labelled as NH-754K. For the construction works, this section is further divided into 9 packages.

Package (length): chainage Contractor
Pkg 1 (29 km): km 0.300 to km 28.700 Krishna Constructions
Pkg 2 (24 km): km 28.700 to km 53.000 Winner Unknown
Pkg 3 (24 km): km 53.000 to km 88.000 Krishna Constructions ; New Contractor: DRA IPL-GCC JV
Pkg 4 (27 km): km 88.000 to km 115.000 Krishna Constructions
Pkg 5 (27 km): km 115.000 to km 140.000 Raj Shyama Constructions
Pkg 6 (30 km): km 140.000 to km 170.000 Gawar Constructions
Pkg 7 (25 km): km 170.000 to km 200.000 Rajendra Singh Bhamboo Infra – AG Constructor JV (contract terminated)
Pkg 8 (25 km) VRC Construction (India) – S&P Infrastructure Developers
Pkg 9 (28 km) Raj Shyama Constructions – RCC Developers

Section 4 of Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor will connect Rasisar, Bikaner district to Deogarh, Jodhpur District in Rajasthan and the length will be approx 176 Kms. This section will be constructed as a 6 lane fully access controlled type greenfield expressway. This section is also labeled as NH 754-K. For construction work, this section 4 is further divided into 6 packages and details of which can bee seen below :

Package (length): chainage Contractor
Pkg 1 (28 km): km 1.900 to km 30.000 NKC Projects
Pkg 2 (30 km): km 30.000 to km 60.000 NKC Projects
Pkg 3 (30 km): km 60.000 to km 90.000 NKC Projects
Pkg 4 (30 km): km 90.000 to km 120.000 VRC-VCL-CIL JV
Pkg 5 (28 km): km 120.000 to km 148.000 NKC Projects
Pkg 6 (30 km): km 148.000 to km 177.658 NKC Projects

Section 5 of the Amritsar Jamnagae Expressway connects Deogarh, District Jodhpur with Sanchore, District Jalore in Rajasthan. Length of this section will be around 208 Kms & will be constructed as greenfield 6 lane fully access controlled expressway. This section is also labeled as National Highway no 754-K. For the construction activities, it is further divided into 8 packages and details of which can be seen below:

Package Contractor
Pkg 1: 22 km Winner Unknown
Pkg 2: 27 km Winner Unknown
Pkg 3 (24 km): km 48.000 to km 72.000 NKC Projects
Pkg 4 (25 km): km 72.000 to km 97.000 Lakshmi Infrastructure & Developers
Pkg 5 (28 km) km 97.000 to km 125.000 NG Project
Pkg 6 (35 km) km 125.000 to km 150.000 Lakshmi Infrastructure & Developers
Pkg 7 (30 km): km 150.000 to km 180.000 Lakshmi Infrastructure & Developers
Pkg 8 (27 km): km 180.000 to km 208.242 JiangXi Construction Engineering – MKC Infrastructure JV

Section 6 of the economic corridor will connect Sanchore in Rajasthan with Santalpur, District Patan in Gujarat. This section has a total length of 124 Kms and this is also constructed as 6 lane access controlled greenfield highway. This section is also labeled as NH-754k. For construction work, it is divided into 4 packages.

Package Contractor
Pkg 1 (30 km): km 4.888 to km 35.000 Winner Unknown
Pkg 2 (32 km): km 35.000 to km 67.000 Ravi Infrabuild Projects
Pkg 3: (32 km): km 67.000 to km 99.000 Winner Unknown
Pkg 4: (31 km): km 99.000 to km 130.073 CDS Infra Projects

Section 7 is approx 124 Km long and connects Santalpur, Patan district with Malia, Morbi District in Gujarat. This section is a brownfield section of the project where existing 2 lane highway is being upgraded to a 4 lane expressway. This section will not be an access controlled highway.

Section 8 of the Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor connects Malia with Jamnagar in Gujarat. Length of Section 8 is 131 Km & is a brownfield section of the project where existing national highways are upgraded to the standards of expressways. This section will only be partially access controlled.

Importance & Benefits of Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor

Currently, the distance between Amritsar and Jamnagar is approx 1450 Km & to cover this distance it takes around 28 hours of travel time but after the completion of Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway project, the existing distance will be reduced by up to 120 Km and with the facility of access controlled high standard expressway which provides the mobility at high speed, travel time will be reduced to just 14-15 hours. In other word, we can say that the existing travel time will almost cut to half.

Along with this, the connectivity of Central India & Northern India with Kandla Port in Gujarat will also become faster and better which will ultimately boost the import and export activities.

Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor also becomes strategically important because it is being developed near the borders between India and Pakistan. This will certainly improve the connectivity of the military stations located near borders resulting in the faster response time of the Indian Army.

The alignment of this Economic Corridor is designed in such a way it will pass through the three big refineries of India. In Pujnab, it will cross Bathinda Oil Refinery, in Rajasthan, it will cross HPCL oil refinery in Pachpadra which comes under Barmer District where India’s second biggest oil reserve is also under construction and Jamnagar Oil Refinery in Gujarat which is not only India’s but world’s largest Oil Refinery owned by Reliance Industries Limited.

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Not only this, Amritsar Jamnagar expressway will also cross 2 thermal power plants, Thermal Power Plant, Bathinda, Punjab and Suratgarh Thermal Powerplant, Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan. This will certainly benefit the petroleum and energy sector.

The connectivity of the expressway with such refineries and thermal power itself ensures us a strong push in the industrialization, business growth and socio & economic development of the areas and regions located nearby this economic corridor.

Construction Mode & Contractors of Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor

The expressway is being developed under Engineering Procurement and Construction Mode. The funding for this project is provided by National Investment and Infrastructure Funds (NIIF).

The Construction companies currently involved in the construction of this expressway are CDS Infra Projects, DRA Infracon, Gawar Constructions, GR Infra Ltd, Jiang-xi, MKC Infrastructure ltd, NKC Projects pvt ltd, etc.

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Current Status & Expected Date of Completion of Amritsar Jamnagar Highway Project

One important information regarding this project is that it is planned to connect Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway with Delhi Mumbai Expressway via a Link Expressway.

Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor

Currently, the construction of the Amritsar Jamnagar Economic Corridor is in its full swing. And according to several reports, almost 50 percent of the progress has been achieved already and according to the current construction speed, it is expected that by the end of 2023 some section of this expressway will be open for public & in late 2024 the expressway will be fully operational.

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