The work on the Samridhi Highway connecting Mumbai and Nagpur has been started at a total cost of Rs 55,000 crore. MSRDC Joint Managing Director Anil Kumar Gaikwad on Friday said the one-way fare for light vehicles plying on the highway would be Rs 1,100. Along with this, the work of Nagpur to Shirdi Highway will be completed by December 2021 and Highway to Thane by December 2022. And it is heard that now this work will start very fast and soon this Samridhi Highway will be made ready which is a very good thing for the peoples.
Eknath Shinde gave this information
Package 1 of this 701 km project was examined by Eknath Shinde, Anil Kumar Gaikwad, Nishikant Sukhe, MLA Ashish Jaiswal, Shiv Sena leader Kiran Pandav and some other leaders. Toll will be accepted as per the guidelines issued by the Central Government in 2008. Light weight vehicles will be charged a toll of Rs 1.65 per kilometer. Heavy vehicles will attract three times the toll. The Nagpur-Shirdi project is 79 percent complete and the entire project is 70 percent complete.
The Covid-19 crisis had put 40 percent of the workers out of work. So there was a slight delay in this work. But now everything is streamlined and there are 35000 workers and 5500 machines working for these projects, Gaikwad said. The construction of the road between Nagpur and Shirdi should be completed by May 1, an order issued by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in December last year.
Work has started on 15 out of 20 nodes and this project is very important for the state. This expressway will attract various industries in Vidarbha and Marathwada and will also develop the region. You can drive at a speed of 150 kmph on this express highway. This will reduce the travel time from 15 hours to 6-7 hours from Mumbai to Nagpur.