Sinnar-Shirdi section of Samruddhi Mahamarg in Maharashtra, India, to open soon

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By the end of March, the 44-kilometer Sinnar-Shirdi section of the Samruddhi Mahamarg in Maharashtra, India, is set to open soon. The announcement was made by officials of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). The officials also revealed that the project’s cost, at an estimate, is about Rs 2,000 crore.

Samruddhi Mahamargis also known as the Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway. Officially the road is referred to as Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg.  The six-lane access-controlled expressway strives to significantly reduce travel times, especially between Shirdi and Sinnar as well as Nagpur and Sinnar.

Currently, it takes about 50 minutes to commute from Sinnar to Shirdi. However, the project strives to slash the travel time down to just 30 minutes, once it is operational. Meanwhile, the travel time between Sinnar and Nagpur is 9 hours. The project will reduce the travel time to 6 hours.

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MSRDC officials noted that two and three-wheelers will not be permitted on the expressway. Thus, the general movement of heavy vehicles as well as four-wheelers will be much smoother and faster. Furthermore, once the 44-kilometer section becomes operational, it will potentially boost economic growth. In fact, it’ll also boost the movement of raw materials and finished products between the Nashik and Vidarbha regions.

In turn, the project will further contribute towards the reduction of transportation costs too. Additionally, it is said that it will benefit more than 1,000 industrial units. More especially based in the two MIDCs of the Sinnar Industrial area.  

The project for the construction of the Samruddhi Mahamarg in Maharashtra, India, was inaugurated back in December 2022.