Great news for commuters and businesses! The Pune-Nashik Industrial Highway, a massive 213 km expressway, just got the green signal from the Maharashtra government. This project, expected to be completed in the coming years, aims to slash travel time between the two cities from 5 hours to an easy-going of 3 hours.
This aspiring project is part of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation’s (MSRDC) plan to build a vast 4,217 km highway network across the state. Not only will the Pune-Nashik expressway improve connectivity, but it’s also estimated to cost around Rs 20,000 crore and significantly boost industrial development in the Pune, Nagar, and Nashik districts.
The upcoming highway looks forward to going across the several towns along its route to Rajgurunagar, Chakan, Manchar, and the famous pilgrimage destination of Shirdi. The highway will be divided into three distinct sections to facilitate smooth travel. The first section will run from Pune to Shirdi and will cover a distance of 135 km. This segment looks forward to a comfortable travel experience for commuters. The second segment, which is already a part of the Surat-Chennai Expressway, will run from the Shirdi Interchange to Nashik-Niphad Interchange, covering a distance of 60 km.
Lastly, the third and last section of the highway will run from the Nashik-Niphad Interchange to Nashik, covering a distance of 60 km. This segment is already a part of the existing Nashik-Niphad State Highway and looks forward to being upgraded to ensure a hassle-free travel experience for commuters. The Pune-Nashik expressway is looking forward to providing a much-needed boost to the transportation infrastructure in the region. The new expressway will connect a few towns and cities with modern design and faster travel times, contributing to the region’s economic growth.