Bundelkhand Expressway Project Complete Details Contractor Names Route Map Current Status

Bundelkhand Expressway Project Complete Details

The State Government of Uttar Pradesh had pledged to create the Bundelkhand Expressway for omni-directional development in the Bundelkhand area, particularly in less developed districts like Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur, and Jalaun. This highway now connects the Bundelkhand region to the national capital Delhi via the Agra-Lucknow expressway and the Yamuna expressway, and is now playing an important role in the development of the Bundelkhand region. The Bundelkhand Expressway project is completed and inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16th July 2022.

The project begins near Bharatkoop on the Jhansi-Prayagraj National Highway Number-35 in the Chitrakoot district.

The project will come to an end at the village of Kudrail in the district of Etawah, on the Agra-Lucknow motorway.

Total project length: 296.070 kilometres.

The Expressway is designed in such a way that vehicles can move with upto 120 KmPH on the highway.

The expressway passes through a total of 182 villages & Approximately 3,700 Hectares of land was acquired for this Bundelkhand Expressway project

During the construction of Bundelkhand Expressway, overall 28,393 trees has been cut. Compensatory plantation has been done parallelly with the expressway.

Chitrakoot, Banda, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Jalaun, Auraiya, and Etawah were among the districts that benefited from the project.

Components of Bundelkhand Expressway:-

The Bundelkhand Expressway will have 04 lanes (expandable to 06 lanes) and structures that are 06 lanes wide. The project’s ROW (Right of Way) is 110 metres wide, and a service road with a width of 3.75 metres will be built on one side of the expressway in a staggered pattern to provide people of adjacent villages with a smooth transit facility. Bundelkhand Expressway is entirely access controlled greenfield expressway which means a totally new alignment has been adopted to develop this expressway.

Bagen, Ken, Shyama, Chandawal, Birma, Yamuna, Betwa, and Sengar are the major rivers that go through the alignment.

The Bundelkhand expressway will also include the following structures: 04 Railway Over Bridges, 14 Large Bridges, 06 Toll Plazas, 07 Ramp Plazas, 266 small bridges, and 18 Fly Overs.

Details of packages and developers / Contractor names of Bundelkhand Project:-

After e-tendering, this project was separated into 06 packages, with contracts established with developers for construction work as follows :

Package No. Package Details of Bundelkhand Expressway Length (In KM) Contractor names of Bundelkhand Expressway Cost of contract (in crores.)
1 Chainage (-)0+790 to Chainage 49+700 (Gonda, district Chitrakoot to Manokhar, up to district Banda) 50.490 M/s Apco Infratech Pvt. Limited 1268.60
2 Chainage 49+700 to 100+000 (Manokhar, district Banda to Kaouhri, up to district Mahoba) 50.300 M/s Apco Infratech Pvt. Limited 1245.63
3 Chainage 100+000 to Chainage 149+000 (Kaouhri, district Mahoba to Brolikharka, district Hamirpur) 49.000 M/s Ashoka Bildcon Limited 1079.52
4 Chainage 149+000 to Chainage 200+000 (Brolikharka, district Hamirpur to Salabaad, district Jalaun) 51.000 M/s Gavar Construction Ltd 1396.00
5 Chainage 200+000 to Chainage 250+000 (Salabaad, district Jalaun to Bakhariya, district Auraiya) 50.00 M/s Gavar Construction Ltd 1415.00
6 Chainage 250+000 to Chainage 295+280 (Bakhariya, district Auraiya to Kudrail, district Etawah) 45.280 M/s Dilip Bildcon Ltd 1362.06


296.070   7766.81

What are the benefits of Bundelkhand Expressway in Uttar Pradesh ?

  • The Agra-Lucknow expressway and the Yamuna expressway will connect the Bundelkhand area to a rapid and smooth traffic corridor with the building of the expressway.
  • The Bundelkhand region’s omni-directional development path would be enhanced. Because the highway is access regulated, significant reductions in fuel consumption and pollution management will be feasible.
  • The project area will be economically and socially improved, with improvements in agriculture, trade, tourist, and industrial income.
  • An industrial corridor will be built to connect the numerous manufacturing units, development centres, and agricultural productive areas constructed in the areas encompassed by the expressway with the national capital, assisting in the area’s Omni-directional development.
  • Near the highway, there will be opportunities for the building of Industrial Training Institutes, Teaching and Training Institutes, and Medical Institutes, among other things.
  • Handloom industry, food processing facilities, storages, markets, and milk-based enterprises will all benefit from the expressway.

Salient Features of Bundelkhand Express Highway

Starting Point Near Bharatkoop in District Chitrakoot.
End Point Near Kudrail village (before 16 KM) at NH-91 (Etawah Bewar Road)
  • sanctioned  Total Length – 296.07 km
  • ROW – 110 Meters
  • Carriageway – 4 lanes (expandable up to 6 lanes) but all will be constructed as per 6 lanes.
  • Provision of Service Road on the required locations.
  • Districts Covered – Chitrakoot, Banda, Mohaba, Hamirpur, Jalaun,  Auraiya and Etawah
  • Total Access Controlled Expressway
  • Provision for Underpasses for Vehicles, Pedestrians, and Animals.
Project Packages  This project is proposed to be divided into 6 packages.
Mode of Implementation   The Project will be implemented on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Mode.

Construction Materials used in the construction of Bundelkhand Expressway

Construction Material Quantity Consumed
Soil 7,00,00,000 CUM
Sand 9,00,000 CUM
Cement 7,00,000 MT
Aggregates 78,00,000 CUM
Bitumen 1,30,000 MT
Steel 1,00,000 MT
Fly ash 10,00,000 CUM
Plastic Waste 1,300 MT

Route Map of Bundelkhand Expressway


The Bundelkhand Expressway will definitely enhance the social and economic welfare of those who are going to use the road or are served by it. Reduced travel times and lower vehicle operating expenses can now be achieved with upgraded pavement and increased road capacity. Benefits include improved market accessibility, jobs, access to healthcare, education, and lower expenses for both freight and passenger transportation, reduce the vehicle’s on-road fuel usage and exhaust pollutants.

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