OREANDA-NEWS. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for development of the following section in the state of Uttar Pradesh under NHDP Phase-IV:


NH No.



Total Capital Cost

Concessionaire’s Name


4-Laning of Lucknow Sultanpur Section from km 11.500 to km 134.700 of NH-56

127 km

Rs. 2,845 crore

M/s Dilip Buildcon Ltd.


The project shall be executed on Hybrid Annuity mode and completed in 30 months from the date of commencement of the project.  Development of this section would reduce the travel time from Lucknow to Holy City of Varanasi and promote tourism in the region.The 127 km long stretch between Lucknow and Sultanpur transverses through important districts of Lucknow, Barabanki, Raebareli and Sultanpur. 

The project will have construction of one Major Bridge, 13 Major Bridges, 1 Railway Over Bridge, 259 Culverts, 4 Vehicular Underpasses, 6 Cattle/Pedestrian Underpasses, 43 Bus Bays, 2 Truck Lay Byes and 32 km long Bypasses at Jagdishpur, Mushafirkhana, Aliganj and Shabaganj/Badaunkalan.