Pay Rs 1100 Toll For 701 Km Expressway Between These 2 Cities; 150 Kmph Speed Allowed!
According to Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) joint managing director Anilkumar Gaikwad, a one-way toll for a light vehicle (car) on the Rs 55,000-crore Samruddhi corridor connecting Nagpur and Mumbai will be roughly Rs 1,100.
The new Maharashtra expressway begins in Shivmadka village, Hingna tehsil, which is 23 kilometres from Nagpur. The expressway, which would have a top speed of 150 kilometres per hour.
Gaikwad said, “Toll will be as per guidelines issued by the central government in 2008. Light vehicles will be charged Rs1.65 per km. The toll will be for the exact km used on the expressway. The toll for heavy vehicles will be thrice the rate for light vehicles.” He also said, “Financial progress of the project is at 64%, while physical progress is 79% on the Nagpur-Shirdi stretch and 70% for the entire project. Deadline is 36 months from the initial stage, and will be achieved if one considers the exact date of commencement of work .”
The New Expressway In Maharashtra
Eknath Shinde, the minister of public works, also revealed that the new deadline for the length from Nagpur to Shirdi is now December 2021, while the revised target for the stretch from Nagpur to Thane is December 2022.
Shinde, Gaikwad, additional collector Nishikant Sukhe, Ramtek MLA Ashish Jaiswal, Sena leaders including Kiran Pandav and others inspected package-I of the 701km project on Friday.
Gaikwad said 40% of labourers left work due to Covid-19. “Now everything has been streamlined; 35,000 are working on the project and 5,500 machines are engaged,” he said.
The Project Will Be A Game-Changer For The State
Shinde, who is also the minister of urban development said the project will encourage industries and other sectors to come to Vidarbha and Marathwada
Shinde said work of three-four of 20 nodes (townships) has been started. “The project is very important and will be a game-changer for the state. The expressway will also be connected to JNPT and areas not falling on the corridor like Konkan through various ways. It will encourage industries and other sectors to come to Vidarbha and Marathwada. Sectors like textile, tourism, IT and agriculture will be boosted by developing 20 nodes,” he said
Shinde said the plan is to establish solar power plants of 250MW along the corridor.
“We have planned to plant over 11 lakh trees. This is in addition to existing greenery,” he said. Shinde said there will be no comprised on quality. “We are developing the project so that vehicles will operate at a speed of 150km per hour. Travel timing from Nagpur to Mumbai will be reduced from 15 hours to 6-7 hours.”