Highway developer Dilip Buildcon has received a contract for a Rs13.62bn ($190.7m) road project in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) awarded the letter of acceptance (LOA) to the company.

The project will involve the development of the Bundelkhand Expressway Package VI from Bakhariya in the Auraiya district to Kudrail in the Etawah district. The total length of the road section is 45.28km.

The 36-month contract is granted on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.

Currently under construction, the Bundelkhand Expressway spans 296km and will be a four-lane controlled-access highway.

The expressway runs from Chitrakoot Dham to Etawah. It will join the Agra-Lucknow Expressway at Etawah.

Earlier this year, the state announced that it had acquired 27% of the required 3,652ha of land across 182 villages.

The estimated total cost of the Bundelkhand Expressway’s construction is Rs147bn ($2.05bn).

In June, the Corporation Bank agreed to provide a loan of Rs10bn ($144.31m) for the construction of the 340km Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.

The expressway will connect eastern Uttar Pradesh to the National Capital Region (NCR) through the operational Agra-Lucknow Expressway and Agra-Greater Noida Yamuna Expressway.

In January, the government approved the construction of the 600km Ganga Expressway in the state.

Estimated to cost Rs360bn ($5.05bn), the expressway is claimed to be the world’s longest and will provide better connectivity between Allahabad and the western districts of Uttar Pradesh.

The Ganga Expressway will link Greater Noida (bordering Delhi) to Ballia in Uttar Pradesh.

Last year, the Indian Government approved the construction of a 9.9km-long six-lane bridge project at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. The Rs19.48bn ($290.3m) project will be built across the River Ganga on NH-96 at Phaphamau.