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Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor On Track With 400-km Rajasthan Stretch Set To Open In March 2023

Amit Mishra

Jan 19, 2023, 11:51 AM | Updated 01:15 PM IST

Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor
Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor

The work on the greenfield section of the Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor is in full progress, with a 400 km stretch in Rajasthan set to be opened in March 2023.

The Amritsar–Jamnagar Economic Corridor (EC-3) is being developed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I.

The flagship 1,224-km-long corridor will connect the economic towns of Amritsar, Bhatinda, Sangaria, Bikaner, Sanchore, Samakhiyali and Jamnagar across the four states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.


The total length of Amritsar to Jamnagar alignment is 1,224 km, out of which 917 km is greenfield alignment, while the rest is being built by upgrading existing national highways.

It starts near village Tiba in Kapurthala district on Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway (NE-5A) and ends at Jamnagar district in Gujarat.

Alignment of EC 3
Alignment of EC 3

The greenfield section of the corridor of length 917 km includes 155 km from Amritsar to Bhatinda in Punjab and 762 km from Sangariya town in Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan to Santalpur in Patan district in Gujarat.

While the entire corridor is being developed at a cost of Rs 26,000 crore, the access-controlled greenfield corridor is being implemented at a cost of Rs 22,757 crore.

The work for the entire greenfield alignment is awarded and the 594 km stretch has been constructed till October 2022.


The Amritsar-Jamnagar Corridor will connect the northern industrial and agricultural centres of the country with the key ports of western India like Jamnagar and Kandla.

This will help boost the industrial revolution connecting industrial belt of Baddi, Bhatinda and Ludhiana through spurs and the state of Jammu and Kashmir through Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway.

The corridor which is also known as trans-Rajasthan corridor will significantly reduce the transit time and logistics cost, thus helping the competitive global export marketplace.

The expressway will be the first in India, connecting three oil refineries of Bathinda, Barmer and Jamnagar which makes it strategically important.

The Barmer refinery which is the first of its kind in Rajasthan and is being developed by a joint venture between Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and the government of Rajasthan, is set to be completed by March 2023.

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