Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train next on agenda for Samruddhi Corridor

The Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train can come along the 706-km Samruddhi Corridor, which would give boost to economic activities and agriculture in Maharashtra,” said an official

Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train next on agenda for Samruddhi Corridor

Nagpur: The Maharashtra government is likely to push for a Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train service to create an exclusive high-speed corridor for Maharashtra. The state government will discuss the project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA). The government is keen that JAICA provides the funds for the Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train on the same term and conditions as the Mumbai-Ahmedabad project.

Highly placed sources in the government said Maharashtra would also explore projects that would provide greater advantage to the state. “The Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train can come along the 706-km Samruddhi Corridor, which would give boost to economic activities and agriculture in Maharashtra,” said an official.

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Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train next on agenda for Samruddhi Corridor
Samruddhi Corridor: The ambitious, Rs 46,000 crore Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Corridor is expected to tackle migration from rural to urban areas within Maharashtra. Of the total migration in Maharashtra, almost 50 per cent of the people flow from rural to urban cities with Mumbai as epicentre. The project report states, “The developmental model adopted in 24 townships along the 710 km eight lane stretch across ten districts of Maharashtra will help in drastically reducing migration.”
The document details the major impetus on agro-based industries in 24 townships (nodes) planned according to geographical and local requirements, which would yield employment opportunities in rural Maharashtra.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has described the project as a game changer which would take Maharashtra 20 years ahead of other states. Fadnavis believes the state with 45 to 50 per cent urbanisation has to cope with growing burden on infrastructure and basic amenities.

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