12 districts of Maharashtra will be connected between Nagpur and Mumbai as the expansion of Samruddhi Mahamarg is to happen. Therefore, there will be ‘connectivity’ of the Samruddhi Mahamarg with the rest of Maharashtra, and a cost of Rs 60,000 crore is expected for this ambitious project.
Samruddhi Mahamarg is seen as a highway to promote the development of the state. With a length of about 701 km, this expressway is considered to be the longest expressway in the country. Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim, Buldhana, Jalna, Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Nashik, Nagar and Thane districts have been merged.
Now, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has planned to widen the Samruddhi Mahamarg. Therefore, twelve more districts of Vidarbha will be added. For this purpose, the land acquisition will be started in the month of April.
Nagpur to Gondia
Nagpur to Gondia route will connect the three districts of Nagpur, Bhandara and Gondia. The cost of this 141 km long highway is expected to be Rs 15,622 crore. This highway will also connect the Samruddhi Mahamarg with Nagpur Outer Ring Road and Bhandara to Gadchiroli Highway.
Bhandara to Gadchiroli
Bhandara to Gadchiroli route will connect the three districts of Bhandara, Gondia and Gadchiroli. This highway is about 142 km long. This highway will be connected to Nagpur to Gondia highway and Durg to Hyderabad highway. Six thousand 370 crores will be spent for that.
Nagpur to Chandrapur
The Nagpur to Chandrapur route will connect the three districts of Nagpur, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. 10 thousand 559 crore rupees will be spent for this 195 km long highway. This will connect Samruddhi Mahamarg through Sindhi Dry Port Interchange; It will also be connected to Surajgad Mining Corridor and Durg to Hyderabad Highway.
Jalna to Nanded
Between Jalna and Nanded, Parbhani, Hingoli and Nanded districts will be included in Samruddhi Mahamarg. This highway is 180 km long and will be connected to Samruddhi Mahamarg at Jalna. The cost is about 19 thousand crore rupees.
By connecting the 12 districts of Vidarbha to the Samruddhi Mahamarg, all those districts will be connected to each other.
About 33 districts of the state are being connected to each other through four corridors due to the large projects of Multimodal Corridor. Planning is underway to connect the three districts of Dhule, Nandurbar and Jalgaon. Its development plan will be prepared after the Lok Sabha elections.
Source – IndiaTimes