A high level review of the ambitious Expressway project between Mumbai and
Nagpur was undertaken by the State Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray
Mr Thackeray has visited the cities of Amravati and Aurangabad today to
review the ongoing work for Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi corridor, a new expressway
expected to cut down the travel time between the two cities to eight hours from
the nearly 18 hours it currently takes.
The 701 km ambitious
expressway to be fully operational by May 1, 2022
The 701 km ambitious expressway is expected to be fully operational by May
1, 2022, connecting the State’s capital with its second capital at a total
project cost of around Rs 55,000 crore.
Back in 2017, the land acquisition for the project was opposed by farmers
across 10 districts. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, which
is executing the project, has said that the entire land acquisition process has
now been completed smoothly.
The expressway will
connect 10 districts, 26 talukas and 392 villages between Mumbai and Nagpur.
With 24 interchanges, it will also connect many tourism locations like
Lonar lake, Ajantha-Ellora caves, Pench National Park, Shegaon, Sevagram,
Shirdi, Bibi Ka Maqbara and Daulatabad.
The project, which has been delayed due to coronavirus induced lockdown,
also includes development of 20 townships and nodes along the route of the