Varanasi-Kolkata Expressway: Traveling from Banaras to Kolkata will now become very easy. Construction of Banaras-Ranchi-Kolkata Greenfield Expressway will start in November. NKS Projects Private Limited Gurgaon and PNC Infratech Private Limited Agra have been appointed as the construction agency. The contract process with both the companies has been completed. Land worth about Rs 338 crore has been acquired in 89 villages of three districts.

Sangram Singh, Varanasi. The journey from Banaras to Kolkata will now become very easy. Construction of Banaras-Ranchi-Kolkata Greenfield Expressway will start in November. Acquisition of 692 hectares of land has been completed. The National Highway Authority of India has completed its investigation report.

NKS Projects Private Limited Gurgaon and PNC Infratech Private Limited Agra have been appointed as the construction agency. The contract process with both the companies has been completed. The construction agency will get 90 km six lane work done in Chandauli, Kaimur and Rohtas. 4 big bridges and 28 small bridges will be built. Space has been identified for construction of 6 flyovers, 44 underpasses and minor bridges, 6 flyovers and 3 toll plazas.

The project is to be completed within two years and will cost approximately Rs 2,998 crore in three phases. The project will start from Rewasa village of Chandauli and end at Konki village of Rohtas. The budget has been approved. Land worth about Rs 338 crore has been acquired in 89 villages of three districts.

  • total length 27 kilometers
  • Cost Rs 9.94 billion
  • 193 hectares of land was acquired
  • total length 27 kilometers
  • Cost Rs 8.91 billion
  • 321 hectares of land was acquired
  • total length 36 kilometers
  • Cost Rs 1,113 crore
  • 178 hectares of land was acquired

This highway will pass through Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The total length of the project is 610 kilometers. This project is part of the Bharatmala project. The average speed of vehicles on the highway is 100 kilometers per hour. The journey from Banaras to Kolkata takes approximately six hours. This expressway will be constructed parallel to the old National Highway Line 2. A five kilometer long tunnel will also be built in Kaimur. About 22 kilometers of work will be completed in UP.

There will be less traffic on the highways. Travel time between different cities will be reduced, which will improve the connectivity of the cities through which it passes. Kolkata and Haldia ports are used for maritime trade to and from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. The time taken to transport goods through highways will be reduced. This will promote business development. Industries will develop and jobs will be created.