Raipur-Bhilai-Durg Expressway

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Raipur-Bhilai-Durg Expressway
Route information
Length70 km (40 mi)
HistoryCompleted in 2006[1]
Major junctions
Highway system

Raipur-Bhilai-Durg Expressway is a 70-kilometre-long (43 mi) high-speed urban expressway which links Raipur- Bhilai and Durg on Asian Highway 46 (India) (AH-46) in the state of Chhattisgarh. The expressway also connects Chhattisgarh with Visakhapatnam, one of the most important ports of India.[2] The expressway has two toll stations installed, one at Kharun - at the entry point of the expressway from Raipur and the other at Kutelabhata - at the exit point of the expressway towards Bhilai.

The construction work of Raipur-Bhilai Expressway Project, worth Rs 95 crore was awarded by the National Highways Authority of India to DS Constructions Ltd (DSC).[3] The expressway has been constructed on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis with a concession period of 11 years 9 months, including the construction period of the project.[4] The work included four laning of the existing two-lane carriageway on the Raipur-Bhilai section of NH-6 in Chhattisgarh.[5] This has reduced the travel time between Raipur and Bhilai.[6]