Bhopal Kanpur Economic Corridor Project Information and Update

Bhopal-Kanpur Economic Corridor – Overview and Current Progress

Bhopal Kanpur Economic Corridor
Bhopal Kanpur Economic Corridor

The Bhopal Kanpur Economic Corridor, also known as the Bhopal-Kanpur Expressway, spans a distance of 526 kilometers. This approved road project, under the supervision of NHAI, will feature 4 lanes and a semi access-controlled design. It will connect the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

As part of the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I program, construction is underway for this brownfield corridor, which includes the development of new greenfield sections. The primary objective of the project is to enhance the efficiency of freight movement, particularly for cement and minerals, while also boosting exports.

The announcement of the project was made by Nitin Gadkari in January 2023. Notably, one of the greenfield sections includes the ‘Sagar Link Road,’ which will reduce the distance between Bhopal and Kanpur by 21 kilometers.

Although the Detailed Project Report (DPR) from NHAI is not currently available online, the project is scheduled for completion by 2026. Its aim is to significantly reduce the travel time between Bhopal and Kanpur from the current 15 hours to 7 hours.

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Key Project Details:

Total Estimated Cost INR 11,300 crores
Project Length 526 kilometers
Lanes 4
Estimated Deadline  2026
Owner/Agency National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
Project Model Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)

Current Progress: The Bhopal-Kanpur Economic Corridor was officially announced by Nitin Gadkari in January 2023. The project is on track to be completed by 2026. It will pass through Vidisha and Sagar.

Route Map: A PDF route map of the Bhopal-Kanpur Economic Corridor will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

Tenders & Contractors: Updates regarding tender notices and contractor details will be provided in this section when they are published.

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