Indian civil engineering company Dilip Buildcon has executed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement for a road project in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Dilip Buildcon executed the agreement, worth Rs12.5bn ($175m), with Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA). This follows the selection and receipt of the letter of intent.

The Rs58.76bn ($824.52) Gorakhpur Link Expressway will be developed in two packages. The 91km-long expressway will run across Gorakhpur, Azamgarh, Ambedkarnagar and Sant Kabir Nagar districts.

The work includes the development of the expressway from Fulwariya in Ambedkar Nagar district to Salarpur in Azamgarh district at the Purvanchal expressway. The length of the road project under Package II is 43km.

It involves a fully access-controlled, four-lane divided carriageway, which can be expanded to six lanes. The completion period of the contract is estimated to be three years.

In a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing, the company said: “The company has executed the EPC agreement with the Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) for a project in the state of Uttar Pradesh.”

The Gorakhpur Link Expressway is expected to provide quick connectivity and improve the commuter experience.

Last November, Dilip Buildcon secured a contract valued $190.7m (Rs13.62bn) for the development of the Bundelkhand Expressway Package VI from Bakhariya in the Auraiya district to Kudrail in the Etawah district.