Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray said the first phase of the ₹55,000 crore Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Mahamarg/ Expressway up to Shirdi would be operational for public from May 1, 2021. He said the expressway would be completed in a year’s time from now.
State ministers Eknath Shinde, Yashomati Thakur, Sanjay Rathod and senior officials accompanied Thackeray during the visit.
Thackeray said the same after reviewing the quality and speed at Shivni-Rasulapur in Nandgaon-Khandeshwar taluka of Amravati district on Saturday.
Nagpur Mumbai expressway
Thackeray, who travelled six kilometers on the 74-km-long expressway, said, The Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Samruddhi Expressway will be the best in the country and in the next six months, the road up to Shirdi will be open to traffic.
Thackeray said the work on the 701 km long eight-lane expressway continued despite COVID-19 lockdown, because of which, most parts of the expressway are complete.
The expressway, which would help travellers commute between Nagpur to Mumbai in eight hours, would pass through 10 districts.