The eight-lane, 701 km long expressway to cover 10 districts and reduce the travel time by road to 8 hours from the current 18 hours.
As per a new announcement, the first phase of the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway, stretching from Nagpur to Shirdi is all set to open for public from May 1, 2021, while the entire project is expected to be complete in one year's time. The expressway will counter the heavy flow of traffic on the Mumbai-Nagpur route and reduce the travel time by 8-10 hours.
Soon you can reach from Mumbai to Nagpur in 8 hours
The eight-lane 701 km long expressway will cover 10 districts, 26 talukas and 392 villages and is expected to reduce the time travel by 8 hours, from the current 18 hours. It is slated to pass through Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Jalna, Ahmed Nagar, Nashik and Thane. The estimated cost of construction of the expressway is around ₹ 55,000 crore. The project is on route for a steady completion, as the work on the project has been on full-swing since the lockdown period.
The construction of the expressway will help in countering the heavy flow of traffic on the route and boost industrial development in 10 districts, 26 talukas and 392 villages passing through the expressway. Expected to be the longest expressway in India, the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi expressway will also bring the relatively lesser known districts like Washim, Jalna and Buldhana into the limelight, bringing in new trade opportunities.