Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to visit Maharashtra and Goa on Sunday December 11. The Prime Minister will travel to Nagpur on Sunday where he will inaugurate the first phase of the Samruddhi Mahamarg, the highway that will link Nagpur to Mumbai.
Phase I of the Samruddhi Mahamarg or Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway project will cover a distance of 520 km and connect Nagpur and Shirdi.
The highway will also help to improve the connectivity of 14 other adjacent districts, thereby contributing to the development of about 24 districts in the state including Vidarbha, Marathwada and North Maharashtra regions.
The Samruddhi Mahamarg will connect to the Delhi-Mumbai highway, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and tourist spots like Ajanta Ellora Caves, Shirdi, Verul, Lonar etc.
The 701 km highway, being constructed at a cost of around Rs 55,000 crore, is one of the longest highways in India, traversing all ten districts of Maharashtra and major urban areas of Amravati, Aurangabad and Nashik.
The project espouses the Prime Minister’s vision of integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects under the leadership of the PM Gati Shakti mission.