The East-West Greenfield project will stretch across a 701-km long route between Mumbai and Nagpur
The Mumbai Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project is being developed as the fastest highway in the country, as per a statement by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). The 701-km-long east to west corridor is expected to reduce travel time by at least 8 hours between the source and destination. Besides, the project design will also eliminate disturbance from animal activity on the main road, making it a fast-lane expressway.
Following features to facilitate fast-moving traffic here:
Officially titled as the Hindu Hruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, the Mumbai-Nagpur Greenfield Expressway will get around 96 structures to ease and streamline the traffic here. These will include 7 overpass bridges, 89 underpass, box culverts along with few major and minor bridges. The highway also boasts of holding Maharashtra's longest and widest tunnel.
As per reports, the MSRDC has also restricted the planting of 13 types of trees that attract wildlife, along the entire stretch. In this prospect, the Wildlife Institute of India (WWI) is also collaborating with the Development Corporation for the construction of the expressway.
According to the press release, the State Minister of Urban Development Department relayed the ambition to develop this project as means of swift, convenient and seamless commute option for the public. The civil construction work here is moving on a fast track, he added. Designated efforts are also being made to minimize environmental destruction for the establishment of the project. The expressway will also run through a green and scenic route.
The Mahamarg will map through Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim, Buldhana, Jalna, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Nashik and Thane. Around 14 other districts will further be linked to this route via interchanges.