If you wish to measure the speed of productivity a country is going through, just check transportation and infrastructure development. In India, the MSRDC has made a significant contribution to changing the face of the future by choosing to resolve complex challenges and by providing the best transportation means to the state. To support the spirit of entrepreneurship and attract investments, Samruddhi Mahamarg is being planned.
To boost the economy of the rural areas of Mumbai, the best infrastructure of Samruddhi Mahamarg is under construction. This infrastructure will include the Nagpur-Mumbai Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Samruddhi Mahamarg to allow safe commuting between Mumbai and Nagpur and 19+ new towns with modern amenities, agro-based industries, and commercial hub.
Samruddhi Mahamarg Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will provide good connectivity across regions and become a gateway to national and international markets via JNPT in Mumbai and the international Hub Airport. The new towns proposed along the Samruddhi Mahamarg- Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will provide production, trade, and commercial facilities.
According to some reports, the current status of the expressway project is that around 70% of the civil construction work is completed. From the Shahpur district, the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway is going to start. Supporting work like food plazas, toilets, and petrol pumps is still underway.
Decisions that are taken by the Government of Maharashtra
The implementing agency for Samruddhi Mahamarg- Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will be done by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation.
They will also act as a New Town Development Authority to develop new towns.
Samruddhi Mahamarg opening date
Samruddhi Mahamarg's opening date is expected to be in December 2022. MSRDC earlier informed that due to nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus, the construction work of the expressway got impacted. Because of this reason, Samruddhi Mahamarg's opening date shifted from December 2021 to December 2022. Following this, the news is it will be open in phases. The first phase of 210 km between Nagpur and Washim District of Samruddhi Mahamarg will be operational from May 2022.
Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg will link to Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
Many parts of Maharashtra will be directly connected to JNPT and corridors, leading to an increase in the EXIM trades.
After the completion of the expressway, it will promote tourism development connecting to various locations like Shirdi, Verul, Lonor, etc.
The economic status of Mahamarg will improve because of the developing parts of Vidarbha and Marathwada. The project will also help in improving agricultural incomes.
The employment rate will also increase; it is predicted that more than 25000 people will get employment from each Krushi Samruddhi Nagar. Thus creating more employment opportunities.
The social issues such as inequality and poverty will decrease within the state with the non-farm-based employment opportunities.
Project benefits to landowners
Because of this project, landowners are cooperating and voluntarily participating by providing consent of their land for land pooling. The lands will be given back to them in a developed land equivalent to 30% in exchange for the landowner's pooled land for Krushi Samruddhi Nagar and 25% for the land pooling on the expressway.
Amenities will be provided in the form of parks, open spaces, playgrounds, water, power, and roads.
Rs 30,000 per acre will be provided to landowners for rain-fed while Rs 45000 per acre for seasonal irrigation and Rs 60,000 per acre for crop compensation for 10 years.
One person from each landowners' family will be eligible for free vocational training.
The project will help in increasing the access to resources for the landowners.
Other project benefits
The project will cover the distance of 701 km between Nagpur and Mumbai within 8 hours. Because of this, even the travel time from Mumbai to Aurangabad will be decreased to 4 hours and from Aurangabad to Nagpur again to 4 hours.
Because of the excellent quality of construction work on roads, the reduction in cost in terms of fuel savings and vehicle maintenance will happen.
Keeping in mind the environment, tree plantation and the Samruddhi Mahamarg will take place, ensuring reducing pollution.
Installation of Wi-Fi connectivity along the Samruddhi Mahamarg and many other amenities will make people's travel experience more productive.
The project will boost the overall development of the districts, thus leading to a reduction in forced migration.
Improvement in quality of life
Catalysing development will benefit all the 10 cities where the expressway will pass.
Route map of the expressway
The Mumbai Nagpur expressway is going to be 701km which will pass through Nagpur-Wardha-Amravati-Washim-Buldhana-Jalna-Aurangabad-Nashik-Ahmednagar-Thane. New interconnecting highways will be constructed in order to connect with the important cities and tourist places along the expressway. The Mumbai Nagpur will connect to 14 districts and tourist destinations.
Maharashtra being a warehousing hub, will benefit from the smooth connectivity of the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway. With this, the state will also experience a rapid boost in its prospects which will benefit the supply chain process.