The first phase of the ambitious Hindu Hruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, which is the growth engine for all-round development of Vidarbha is all set to open phase on May 1, 2021.
The ambitious project, that is going to bring prosperity to Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim and Buldana districts of Vidarbha, will be completed by May 1 and will be opened for direct traffic,â€ said Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, during his visit on Saturday.
Thackeray reviewed the work of 347-km-long road of Samrudhi Highway in Vidarbha. The Chief Minister also inspected the six km highway at Shivni-Rasulapur village in the district and sought information about progress of the work. He expressed satisfaction over the ongoing work.
Nagpur-Mumbai Expressway passes through four districts of Vidarbha and acquisition of 8,364 hectares of land has been completed for this highway.The construction of this highway is being completed in 16 phases and more than 60 percent of the road has been completed. Along with the construction of highways, water conservation works have also been given priority and 38 nullahs in Amravati district have been deep ened. As a result, along with highways, water enrichment has also been done.
Stating that Government has the top most priority to complete Maharashtra Samrudhi Highway, the Chief Minister stated that the
work of this highway was underway even during the lockdown.
This highway will be the best in the country and the work from Nagpur to Shirdi cities will be completed by May 1and then to
Mumbai in the next one year.
This highway will be a role model for the overall development of the state a sit will provide the best transport facilities as well as promote agriculture and ancillary industries.
According to Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, the Nagpur Mumbai Expressway includes 73.33 km long stretch in Amravati district. It will pass from 46 villages in 3 tehsils namely Dhamangaon Railway, Chandur Railway and Nandgaon Khandesh warinthedistrict.
The third phase will be completed at the cost of Rs 2,850 crore. Two interchanges are proposed on this highway.
Eknath Shinde, Urban Development and Public Works (Public Enterprises) Minister, Adv Yashomati Thakur, Women and Child Development Minister, Sanjay Rathod, Forest Minister, Anandrao Adsul, former MP of Amravati, Virendra Jagtap, former MLA, Manoj Sounik, Additional Chief Secretary of Public Works Department, Anil Gaikwad, Secretary, Radheshyam Mopalwar,Managing Director of State Road Development Corporation, Piyush Singh,
Divisional Commissioner, Shailesh Nawal, District were also present during Thackeray’s visit.