With nearly 12,000 vehicles running on Samruddhi expressway every day, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has earned ₹20 crore in the past one month. 3.54 lakh vehicles used the Nagpur-Mumbai expressway in 30 days.
PM Modi inaugurated the first phase of the expressway on December 11, 2022. It currently connects Nagpur to Shirdi. Traffic is likely to increase notably when it is extended to Mumbai. The estimated time to reach Mumbai from Nagpur would then be around 8 hours.
263 accidents have taken place due to speeding, of which 253 were minor human injuries, animal hits etc. The remaining 10 were human deaths. Reportedly, MSRDC officials said that various steps have been taken to lessen the number of road accidents on the much talked about expressway.
Presently there are also 12 highway police centers, 12 cranes with 30 ton capacity to tow damaged vehicles, and 15 quick response vehicles with fire fighting system, first aid, hydraulic jack and oxygen cylinders.
Over 120 guards have been deployed and currently 12 vehicles patrol the highway in three shifts, two in each shift. There are 15 ambulances available, in addition to each of the 10 districts through which the expressway passes.
There are six petrol pumps on Nagpur-Shirdi stretch, and seven more will be added after the extension to Mumbai. All of these are equipped with washrooms, and some have food stalls as well.
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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision organises kidathon, 4000 children participate
Rotary club of Nagpur Vision organized a marathon for children on January 22, 2023 called as RCNV KIDATHON. The venue was WCL ground, Civil Lines where approximately 4000 children between the age group pf 7-15 years participated.
They were divided into three groups of three km, four km and five km according to the age. Children of age seven to 10 participated in three km, 11-13 in four km and 14 – 15 in five km marathon. The motto behind this marathon was to encourage and educate children about out door activities and importance of exercise.
Fund raised by this event was donated to Gram Heeth for the benefit of farmers. The event was flagged-off by the hands of the Chief Guests, NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and Dr Amit Samarth at half past six in the morning.
Different routes were planned for the children under the strict security of RCNV volunteers and police. Once the children finished the marathon they were handed goodie bags, certificates and medals.
The sponsors for this mega event were Mauli group, Parekh brothers, Ajinkya tutorials, Oak & Chisel, Xenicon Healthcare, Gaysons, Dinshaws, Treat ice cream, Bharatvarsh farms, Diamond chips, Icad Adventures and you, Sunder biscuits, Kamal Chabrani. Medical partner for the event was Seven Star Hospital.
The mega event took place under the guidance and supervision of RCNV President Dr Shivani Sule, Treasurer Rtn Ritesh Amidwar, Chairperson and huge number of volunteers from the club.