Kanpur Lucknow Expressway Project Details, Route Alignment, Map & Contractors Information

The 62.7 kilometres NE-6 Kanpur Lucknow Expressway is a six-lane, access-controlled motorway that connects Azad Chauraha, which is close to Kanpur’s Ganga Bridge, with Shaheed Path in Lucknow.

Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd. created the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for this hybrid brownfield-upgrade and greenfield project.

The highway was officially designated as National Expressway 6 in the Gazette of India in December 2020 after the expressway’s foundation stone was placed in March 2019 (again on January 5, 2022).

In March 2022, PNC Infratech received two contracts for the construction work.

Total Estimated cost of Kanpur Lucknow Expressway INR 4,700 Cr
Length of project 62.76 Kilometers
Number of Lanes 6 lane (Extendable up to 8 lanes)
Current Status Contracts awarded for some sections & bidding is underway
Expected completion December 2025
Owner National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
Project Model Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC)

Between Amausi and Bani, on the Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway, there will be two elevated sections, from chainage 13.025 to 16.400 (3.375 km) and 18.480 to 27.620 (3.620 km) (9.14 km). There will be 6 flyovers, 38 underpasses, 3 major bridges, and 28 smaller bridges.

Also read about- Ganga Expressway, Gorakhpur Link Expressway

What is the current status of Kanpur Lucknow Expressway?

Land acquisition is now underway. In March 2022, PNC Infratech received two contracts for their construction work.

Route Map and Alignment of Kanpur Lucknow Expressway

The expressway will reduce the distance travelled from two hours on the NH-25 to 50 minutes.

A total of 460 hectares of land would be purchased along its course, which will travel through 31 villages in Unnao District and 11 villages in the Lucknow District. Banthara, Bani, Datauli Kantha, Taura, Neorna, Amarsas, and Rawal are a few of these villages.

kanpur lucknow expressway

You may view the official PDF route map for the Kanpur Lucknow Expressway here. The Kanpur Outer Ring Road will be connected to the expressway.

Tenders and contractors of Kanpur Lucknow Expressway

The project has two civil packages with a 2.5 year completion deadline.

Package & Chainage Details Contractor / Status
Pkg 1: from Km 10.980 to Km 28.500 (Amausi to Bani) PNC Infratech
Pkg 2:  from Km 28.500 to Km 73.744 (Bani to Ata) PNC Infratech

Interactive Map of Kanpur Lucknow Expressway

Also read about- Ganga Expressway, Gorakhpur Link Expressway

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