Maharashtra Government unveiled Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project

Aug 29, 2016 11:11 IST

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on 27 August 2016 unveiled the 46000-crore rupee, ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project in Mumbai.

The project to be implemented by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation will create state-of-the art road connectivity within a period of three years and give a fillip to investment.

Highlights of the Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway Project

• It would be carried out in the Land Pooling model with farmers being made partners and some percentage of developed land given back to them.

• The six-lane super communication highway, connecting the entire breadth of Maharashtra, would require 9000 hectares of land.

• Facilities like CCTV cameras, trauma centres, electronic toll points, two lanes of service roads, utility shifting, bypass, and other structures will be installed to enhance operational and safety standards.

• The 706-km link that will pass through 10 districts.

• It seeks to connect 24 districts with an aim to improve access of rural communities in the east to commercial hubs in the west.

• The project also known 'Maharashtra Prosperity Corridor' will reduce travel time between the two cities from 12-16 hours to six to eight hours.

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