one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects being spearheaded by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. It’s a project that plans to connect Mumbai and Nagpur through an eight-lane super communication highway.
The Maharashtra government has planned a 710-km eight-lane Nagpur-Mumbai Supercommunication Expressway, to provide seamless connectivity across districts like Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Jalna, Ahmednagar, Nashik and Thane. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is the nodal agency for the project
The corridor is also likely to see development of 24 townships that would alter the landscape of 354 villages across 30 talukas.
The plan document for the Rs 46,000-crore project says the purpose of the project is employment generation, growth of agricultural and agro-based activities, building infrastructure and slowing down the rate of migration from rural to urban Maharashtra. Rs 12,000 crore has been set aside for development of the 24 townships, which are supposed to be completed by 2019.
High investment returns.
The length passes through backward regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada.
The distance from Mumbai to Nagpur will be reduced by 50 km.
It connects Industrial places at Butibori, Wardha, Amravati, Jalna, Chikalthana, Shendra, Waluj and Sinnar.
It connects Tourist places such as Sewagram, Karanja (Lad), Lonar, Sindkhedraja, Verul and Shirdi.