The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is making good progress on the Kanpur Outer Ring Road project, a major infrastructure undertaking that will require a ₹10,000 crore investment. The project is being implemented in four stages, and Raj Corporation has secured the lowest bids for packages 1 and 4, with a cost of ₹647.42 crore and ₹547.67 crore, respectively. Package 3 is currently undergoing the bidding process, while the tendering process for Package 4 has yet to begin.
Package 3 is a 17.45-km-long stretch that runs from km 51.200 to 68.650 km around Kanpur city, and includes a 1.45 km four-lane airport link road. The estimated cost of the contract is ₹844.23 crore, and the project is slated for completion within 2.5 years. Meanwhile, Package 1 is a 23.325-km-long section that will link Sachendi with Mandhana to the west of Kanpur city. Package 4 is a 24.559-km-long segment located in the southern fringes of Kanpur city, which will connect Khudhgaon with Sachendi.
The six-lane greenfield ring road will encircle Kanpur city, starting from NH-19 near Sachendi village and ending at the same point on NH-19 in Kanpur Nagar district, Uttar Pradesh. The 93.21-km-long greenfield highway traverses three districts of the state: Kanpur Nagar (62km), Unnao (27km), and Kanpur Dehat (4km). Once completed, the project will be connected to major highways linking the city, including NH-19 from Delhi to Kolkata via Kanpur and Varanasi; NH-34 from Gangotri to Lakhnadon via Haridwar, Kanpur, and Jabalpur; and NH-27 from Porbandar to Silchar. In addition, the State Highway 58 (SH-58) connecting Kanpur and Unnao will also be connected to the ring road.