Samruddhi Mahamarg: Route map, toll

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Samruddhi Mahamarg route

The connectivity between two major cities of Maharashtra, Mumbai and Nagpur, will become smoother and shorter as the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway is inching towards reality. The Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg route also known as the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will run through 392 villages, across 10 districts and reduce the traveling time to seven hours between Mumbai and Nagpur.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg route phase -1 inaugurated

To be opened in phases, the Samruddhi Mahamarg route between Nagpur and Shirdi was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Waiphal Toll, Nagpur on December 11, 2022.

The implementing agency, MSRDC, mentioned that due to the nationwide lockdown following the Coronavirus pandemic, construction of Mumbai to Nagpur expressway was impacted. Therefore, the Samruddhi Mahamarg route completion date was moved to December 2022, as against the earlier target of December 2021.

Samruddhi Mahamarg route phase -2 inaugurated

Phase-2 of the Samruddhi Mahamarg from Shirdi to Bharvir in Igatpuri Taluka, Nashik was inaugurated by Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on May 26, 2023.  The phase-2 will operational for traffic starting next week.

According to Fadnavis, the third and the last phase of the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will be open for public operations by the end of 2023. However, work is going on in the stretch and the expressway is expected to be fully operational by 2024.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg route map

The 701-km Samruddhi Mahamarg will pass through Nagpur-Wardha-Amravati-Washim-Buldhana-Jalna-Aurangabad-Nashik-Ahmednagar-Thane. Inter-connecting highways and feeder roads would be constructed to connect all important cities and tourist places along the Nagpur Mumbai expressway route. An additional fourteen districts namely Chandrapur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Yavatmal, Akola, Hingoli, Parbhani, Nanded, Beed, Dhule, Jalgaon, Palghar and Raigad will be connected because of the Samruddhi Mahamarg.

Mumbai Nagpur Expressway

The Samruddhi Mahamarg route map includes 65 flyovers, 24 interchanges, six tunnels, 300 vehicular underpasses, 400 pedestrian underpasses and cattle underpasses.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg: Tourist destinations connected

The Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will also connect with Maharashtra’s major tourist destinations including Shirdi (5 km), Bibi ka Maqbara (5km), Sula Vineyards (8 km), Trimbakeshwar Shiv Temple (14 km), Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary (60 km), Pench National Park (95 km) and Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (124 km).

Samruddhi Mahamarg: Benefits

Reduced travel time

When the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway gets fully operational, the travel time between two cities will reduce from 15 hours to around 8 hours.

Promotes trade  

With the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway to be connected to other Expressways including the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, EXIM trade will flourish.

Improve economic growth

With the government setting up new towns and agro-based industries along the Samruddhi Mahamarg, employment opportunities will be seen.

Promotes Tourism

The expressway provides easy connectivity to major tourist destination in the state of Maharashtra.

Samruddhi Mahamarg entry and exit management system

  • As poor condition of tyres and tyre bursts are some of the main reasons for accidents here, vehicles are checked both at entry and exit points. Incompatible vehicles are denied entry in the expressway.
  • As part of the exit management system, entry time, exit time and time taken to complete the journey is noted and speed is calculated accordingly. If a case of over speeding is found, exit gate is closed and on-duty officials are alerted.
  • Interceptors on the expressway will monitor over speeding and vehicles indulging in lane-cutting.
  • Monitoring of tyres and speed with the help of exit management system is done in four places on the Samruddhi Mahamarg namely Jalna, Karanja Lad, Nagpur and Verul.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg route: Speed limit 

The Samruddhi Mahamarg route is designed for speeds of up to 120 km per hour on flat and non-hilly terrain and 100 km per hour on hilly areas. This speed limit is for vehicles with eight passenger seats. For vehicles with passenger seats of more than eight, the capped speed limit is 100 km per hour on flat and non-hilly terrain and 80 km per hour on hilly areas. All heavy vehicles have to maintain speed of 80km per hour on all terrains.

Samruddhi Mahamarg toll rates

Type of  vehicle Samruddhi Mahamarg toll charges per km One way toll charges between Mumbai Nagpur Expressway
Light Motor Vehicle (Car, Jeep) Rs 1.73 Rs 1,212
Light Motor Commercial Vehicle (Light goods vehicle, mini bus) Rs 2.79 Rs 1,955
Heavy Vehicle (two axle like Bus, truck) Rs 5.85 Rs 4,100
Heavy commercial vehicles (three axle vehicles) Rs 6.38 Rs 4,472
Heavy construction machinery Rs 9.18 Rs 6,435
Oversized vehicles (multi axle- seven or more axle) Rs 11.17 Rs 7,830

 

The Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will have a total of 26 toll booths.  The Samruddhi Mahamarg toll charges is based on the distance traveled. Once functional, the Mumbai Nagpur expressway project will cut short the travel time from Mumbai to Nagpur to six to seven hours from the current 15 hours.

As per an October 2022 notification, auto rickshaws, quadricycles and two wheelers are not allowed on the Samruddhi Mahamarg Expressway.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg route: Mumbai Nagpur Expressway cost

To be built at an expense of Rs 55,000 crore, the project is developed in around 9,900 hectare. Over 10,000 hectare of land will be for developing the Krushi Samruddhi Nagar and 145 hectare of land will be used for amenities and facilities along the Samruddhi Mahamarg.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg: Mumbai Nagpur Expressway project details

Around 24 townships are being planned along the Samruddhi Mahamarg route map, which will further boost economic development in some of the less-developed areas of the state. The Mumbai Nagpur Expressway/ Samruddhi Mahamarg will pass through the mountainous terrain of the Western Ghats, as well. This eight-laned Mumbai Nagpur Expressway, which will have six lanes and two additional service roads.

The Samruddhi Mahamarg has six tunnels and one of them is Maharashtra’s longest tunnel. Built using the ‘New Australian Tunneling Method’, the longest tunnel has a lifespan of up to 100 years. 7.74 km on the right and 7.78 km on the left, the 3-lane double tunnel is 35 meter wide. While presently the time taken to cross the Kasara Ghat is around 20 to 25 minutes with this tunnel the time taken will be reduced to 5 minutes.

The land acquired for the Samruddhi Mahamarg project is under a pooling model, where farmers will get 30% of the developed land elsewhere. Apart from this, as part of the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway project, the farmers will also get Rs 50,000 per hectare for non-irrigated land and Rs 1 lakh every year for irrigated land, for the next 10 years.

MSRDC will also be the New Town Development Authority (NTDA) for Krushi Samruddhi Nagar that will be developed along the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway. The Maharashtra state government announced an extension of the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg till Bhandara-Gondia and Gadchiroli that lie east and south east Nagpur. This is the second extension that the Samruddhi Mahamarg has got after the proposal of Jalna-Nanded extension .

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Maps of New Towns

Samruddhi Mahamarg

District : VARDHA

Taluka : ARVI

New Town : VIRUL

Chainage: 8o KM

Samruddhi Mahamarg

District : BULDHANA

Taluka : MEHKAR

New Town : : SABRA KABRA

Chainage: 283.3KM

Source: Samruddhi Mahamarg website

Samruddhi Mahamarg current status

According to media reports, the Samruddhi Mahamarg current status is that around 70% of the civil construction work is completed on the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway. MSRDC mentioned on the Samruddhi Expressway status that the civil work will be completed shortly for the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway and work on supporting infrastructure like petrol pumps, food plaza, toilets etc. are going on.

Samruddhi Mahamarg: Other expressways to be connected

Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will be connected to the newly proposed 225 km Pune-Aurangabad Access Control Green Expressway and this will reduce time travel between the Pune and Nagpur. Additionally, other expressways that will be connected with Samruddhi Mahamarg route are

  • Nagpur Gondia Expressway that is 141 km
  • Nagpur Gadchiroli Expressway that is 152 km
  • Nagpur Goa Expressway (Shaktipeeth Expressway) that is 760 km
  • Pune Nashik Expressway that is 180 km
  • Surat Chennai Expressway

Samruddhi Mahamarg: Land acquisition details

The information with respect to land acquired by direct purchase and land acquisition for the Samruddhi Mahamarg and the compensation paid to concerned farmers has been declared on the Samruddhi Mahamarg website at https://mahasamruddhimahamarg.com/land-details/.

Samruddhi Mahamarg

Samruddhi Mahamarg: Contractors

Package District Contractor
Package 1  Nagpur Medha Engineering
Package 2 Wardha Afcons Infrastructure
Package 3 Amravati NCC
Package 4 Washim PNC Infratech
Package 5 Villages Kinhiraja to Kenwad in Washim district APCO Infratech (previously Sadbhav Engineering)
Package 6 Buldhana APCO Infratech
Package 7 Villages Banda to Sawargaon Mal in Buldhana district Reliance Infra
Package 8 Jalna Montecarlo
Package 9 Aurangabad Megha Engineering
Package 10 Villages Fatiwabad to Surala in Aurangabad district Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
Package 11 Nagpur Gayatri Projects
Package 12 Nashik Dilip Buildcon
Package 13 Villages Sonari to Taranganpada in district Nashik BSCPL – GVPR JV
Package 14 Villages Taranganpada- Pimpri Sadroddin to Vashala BK in Thane district Afcons Infrastructure
Package 15 Villages Vashala BK to Birwadi in Thane district Navayuga Engineering Company
Package 16 Villages Birwadi to Amne district Thane Navayuga Engineering Company

Samruddhi Mahamarg is divided into 16 packages.

Samruddhi Mahamarg: Project timelines  impact

July 2016 Maharashtra Cabinet gives its approval to acquire land for Samruddhi Mahamarg under a pooling model.
July 2017 Land acquisition for Samruddhi Mahamarg started.
May 2018 Maharashtra cabinet gives its official approval for the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway project.
November 2018 60% land acquisition done; Mumbai Nagpur Expressway work divided into 16 packages.
December 2018 PM Modi performs the ground-breaking ceremony for Mumbai Nagpur Expressway.
January 2019 Funding secured, road construction started. Mumbai Nagpur Expressway project deadline set to December 2020.
September 2019 Mumbai Nagpur Expressway completion date delayed to 2022.
March 2020 86% land acquisition for Mumbai Nagpur Expressway done.
July 2020 40% work of Mumbai Nagpur Expressway completed.
October 2020 Samruddhi Marg Nagpur-Shirdi stretch to become operational by May 2021, Nagpur Igatpuri stretch by December 2021 and the full Mumbai Nagpur Expressway to be operational by May 2022.
December 2020 70% construction work of Mumbai Nagpur Expressway completed.
December 11, 2022 Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the phase 1 of the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway.
May 26, 2023 Phase-2 from Shirdi to Bharvir in Igatpuri Taluka, Nashik was inaugurated by Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
December 2023 All phases of the Samruddhi Mahamarg is expected to be operational.

 

 

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Mumbai Nagpur Expressway: Real estate impact

Here is everything you need to know about the much-awaited Mumbai Nagpur Expressway and its implication on the real estate market.

At the Mumbai side of the Samruddhi Mahamarg, just before the expressway starts near Thane are new projects coming up. When the operations of the entire expressway begins, the prices in these areas are expected to surge mention realty experts.

There are many examples in history, proving how efficient connectivity can bring economic and infrastructure development, resulting in better living conditions in backward areas. The Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will pass through some of the less-developed areas of the state, which may benefit from the project. Moreover, the plan to develop skill-based industries along the Mumbai Nagpur expressway can prove advantageous for the local economy, which are so far dependent on agriculture and dairy farming. Shirdi, one of the religious towns in the state will now have faster connectivity from the big cities including Nagpur and Mumbai because of the Mumbai Nagpur expressway, which may boost its potential as a second home investment destination. For Nagpur, as well, the Nagpur Mumbai expressway may bring a new dawn for its real estate sector, which has not seen much traction due to lack of growth drivers in the city.

Maharashtra is also the warehousing hub of India and smooth connectivity with the help of Mumbai Nagpur expressway will further boost its prospect and importance in the supply chain process.

The Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway connects to the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Additionally, The Mumbai Nagpur expressway will provide connectivity to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai and Nagpur- Multimodal International Hub Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN). This will directly help in more EXIM trade.

However, the rampant acquisition of irrigated land for Mumbai Nagpur expressway has left many farmers agitated, as reported by various media outlets. Even though the government is claiming that it is providing alternate sites for their rehabilitation, it seems like a far-fetched deal to many landowners.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg: Air ambulance services to be launched 

In a bid to provide immediate medical services, the state government has plans to launch the air ambulance service. The state government is in talks with helicopter service companies. Once the contracts are locked, the services will start.  This will help injured ones to be immediately transported to hospitals for quick medical care. The need for air ambulance is because there is no alternate route that is available on the Samruddhi Mahamarg. Victims of accidents taking place on the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway do not get immediate medical attention.

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Samruddhi Mahamarg route: Establishment of Intelligent Transport System

Government of India and Government of Republic of Korea entered into an agreement of around Rs 1,495.68 crore for establishment of Intelligent Transport System on the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway. Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) loan has won the contract to execute the project. The Intelligent Transport System project will aim at enhancing the efficiency in traffic management through establishment of the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) and traffic centre, improve the efficiency in toll management through the establishment of the Toll Collection System (TCS) and establish a sustainable model of ITS and its O&M through transfer of technology from the Republic of Korea.

 

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FAQs

How many lanes does Mumbai Nagpur Expressway have?

The Samruddhi Mahamarg has 6 lanes that can be expanded to eight lanes.

What is the route of the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway?

The Samruddhi Mahamarg passes through Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Jalna, Ahmednagar, Nashik and Thane.

What is the other name of Samruddhi Mahamarg?

The other name of Samruddhi Mahamarg is Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway.

From where does the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway start form the Mumbai end?

On the Mumbai end, the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will start from Shahpur district.

What is the speed limit in Samruddhi Marg?

Speed limit in Samruddhi Mahamarg is 120 km per hour.

Which highway lane has the most accidents?

Mostly the right lane is the one which has the most accidents as this where people vehicles overtake, accelerate, merge with roads etc.

What is the budget of Samruddhi Mahamarg?

The Mumbai Nagpur project's total cost is Rs 55,000 crore.

Is Samruddhi Mahamarg concrete or not?

During designing the Expressway, the Mahamarg has a single layer concrete paver deployed.

Who is implementing agency of Mumbai Nagpur expressway?

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) will be the implementing agency for the Mumbai Nagpur expressway project.

When will the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway be made operational?

The first phase of the Samruddhi Mahamarg between Nagpur and Shirdi became operational from December 11, 2022.

When was ground-breaking ceremony held for Mumbai Nagpur Expressway?

Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway ground-breaking ceremony was done by prime minister Narendra Modi in December 2018.

How long does it take to reach Nagpur from Mumbai on the Mumbai Nagpur expressway?

Currently it takes close to 15 hours and once the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg is operational, the travel time between Mumbai and Nagpur on the Mumbai Nagpur expressway will be six to seven hours.

Are bikes not allowed on Samruddhi Mahamarg?

Two wheelers are not allowed on Samruddhi Mahamarg.

How many petrol pumps are there on samruddhi highway?

There are 13 petrol pumps on the Samruddhi Mahamarg.

How far is Shirdi from Nagpur via Samruddhi Mahamarg?

The route between Shirdi and Nagpur is 502 km.

 

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