The Balasaheb Thackeray Samruddhi Mahamarg will be country’s longest Greenfield road project connecting two capitals of Maharashtra Mumbai and Nagpur will have nine over-bridges and 17 underpasses for allowing movements of wildlife.
This is the first 701 km long expressway in the country to have these facilities for wild animals.
The expressway passes through Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim and Buldana districts of Vidarbha while it has to go 117 km through wildlife habitats, tiger corridors, eco-sensitive zones of Tansa, Katepurna and Karanja Sohol wildlife sanctuaries.
In order to connect major cities for the Balasaheb Thackeray Samruddhi Expressway is being built. This will help in creating a wide range of opportunities like employment, business, trade, education, health care and other necessary services, as mentioned on the official website.
Connecting 10 districts, 26 talukas and around 392 villages, the expressway will have 8 lanes, 4 on each side and a speed limit of 150 km. Furthermore, it will have around 50+ ﬂyovers, 24+ interchanges, more than 5 tunnels, 400+ vehicular and 300+ pedestrian underpasses while toll will be charged during the entry and exit at the expressway. It will also include CCTV cameras and free telephone booths at every 5 km to report cases of any emergencies.