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, about 23 kilometers from Nagpur. There will be a 150-kilometer top speed on the expressway.
The Toll will be based on guidelines issued by the central government in 2008. Light vehicles will be charged Rs1.65 per km. The Toll will apply to the exact number of kilometers driven on the expressway. The Toll for heavy vehicles will be three times higher.
The project’s financial progress is 64%, while its physical progress is 79% along the Nagpur-Shirdi stretch and 70% overall. The deadline is 36 months from the initial stage, which will be met if the exact date of work commencement is considered.
The New Expressway In Maharashtra
Shinde also revealed that the new deadline for the stretch from Nagpur to Shirdi is now December 2021, while the revised deadline for the stretch from Nagpur to Thane is now 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.
According to Gaikwad, 40% of laborers left their jobs because of Covid-19. He explained, “Now everything has been streamlined; 35,000 are working on the project and 5,500 machines are engaged.”.
The Project Will Be A Game-Changer For The State
Shinde, the minister of urban development, said the project would bring industries and other sectors to Vidarbha and Marathwada.
Shinde reported that work had begun in three-fourths of the 20 nodes (townships). This will help attract industries from other areas to Vidarbha and Marathwada. It will boost sectors like textile, tourism, IT, and agriculture. It will also be connected to JNPT and other areas not falling on the corridor like Konkan.
According to Shinde, solar power plants of 250MW are planned along the corridor.
In addition to existing greenery, we plan to plant over 11 lakh trees. Shinde said there would be no compromise on quality. We are developing the project so that vehicles will operate at 150 km per hour. Travel time from Nagpur to Mumbai will be reduced from 15 hours to 6-7 hours.