The 210 km stretch from Nagpur to Shelu Bazaar in Washim district will be thrown open for traffic in the first phase.
Nagpur: The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is gearing up for the inauguration of the first phase of Nagpur- Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg on May 2. The 210 km stretch from Nagpur to Shelu Bazaar in Washim district will be opened for traffic in the first phase.
The ambitious project, which is also known as the ‘Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg’ is aimed at reducing the travel time between Nagpur and Mumbai by half. Currently, the travel time between the two cities is somewhere between 16-18 hours.
According to MSRDC, it has completed over 70 per cent of the work of the Rs 55,000 crore project. The construction work started in January 2019. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister directed MSRDC to ensure that the entire stretch has greenery alongside the Expressway so that people can enjoy the journey.