Mumbai-Goa Highway: 84-km stretch between Panvel & Indapur to be completed by December

Mumbai-Goa Highway: 84-km stretch between Panvel & Indapur to be completed by December

Mumbai-Goa Highway: 84-km stretch between Panvel & Indapur to be completed by December

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The long-awaited Mumbai-Goa highway is on track for significant progress, with an 84-kilometer stretch between Panvel and Indapur slated for full completion by December this year, according to an official from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

The Mumbai-Goa highway spans 555 kilometres, connecting Mumbai to Goa. Of this, 460 kilometres fall within Maharashtra, extending up to Patradevi in Sindhudurg district.

This 84-kilometer segment is divided into two packages. The first package, which covers 42.3 kilometres from Panvel to Kasu, has achieved over 85% completion. Out of 40 kilometres of road concreting, about 39 kilometres have been finished. Additionally, out of 23.7 kilometres of parallel service road concreting, approximately 9 kilometres have been completed. Some vehicular underpass work at Gadab in Pen Taluka is also progressing.

The second package, from Kasu to Indapur, also covers 42.3 kilometres. The previous contractor completed 26.67 kilometres of four-lane work. For the remaining work, a contract was awarded to Kalyan Toll Infra Pvt Ltd. Currently, about 45% of the physical work in this package has been completed.

The NHAI official emphasized that the entire stretch is expected to be completed by December 2024. In the interim, the contractor is maintaining completed portions to ensure smooth traffic flow. Pre-monsoon works are ongoing, with necessary precautions in place to facilitate smooth traffic during the monsoon season.

The Mumbai-Goa highway, with its total length of 555 kilometres, is a critical infrastructure project aimed at enhancing connectivity between Mumbai and Goa. The 460-kilometre section within Maharashtra extends up to Patradevi in Sindhudurg district. While 84 kilometres of this section are being constructed by the NHAI, the remaining 376 kilometres have been taken up by the state Public Works Department (PWD).

Completion of this crucial stretch will mark a significant milestone in the long-delayed and contentious Mumbai-Goa highway project, enhancing connectivity and easing travel between the two major regions.