The work of one next phase of Samruddhi Mahamarg from Nagpur to Mumbai would be taken up shortly. This Mahamarg will stand as a witness to the progress of Maharashtra, said Eknath Shinde, the Chief Minister, on Friday.
He was addressing the first programme Sankalp Te Siddhi Parishad organised by Union Ministry for Cultural Affairs at Hotel The Taj Palace at Mumbai under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsava. He interacted with the entrepreneurs as chief guest in the programme.
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister, and Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister for State for Cultural Affairs & External Affairs, were the guests of honour. Office-bearers of CII and many entrepreneurs attended the event.
Shinde further said that Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation has done remarkable job by nearly completing work of Samruddhi Mahamarg and completing long tunnel from Khalapur to Shinvagad during the last five years. Road users will now save much time from going to and from Mumbai because of the tunnel. Maharashtra has always remained engine of countryâ€™s development, he said adding that the progress of any State is decided by the network of basic amenities to the people, Shinde pointed out.
In his address, Gadkari said that the dream of making nationâ€™s five trillion dollar economy could not be completed without Mumbai and Maharashtra. Maharashtra got a momentum with the road corporation constructing Mumbai-Pune highway, fly-overs etc. Metro and bullet train projects would prove to be important in connecting Mumbai with the nation, he pointed out.
Fadnavis mentioned that the present government would complete the work of constructing new airport at Navi Mumbai at earliest possible.