Samruddhi Mahamarg is among longest greenfield 6-lane expressway; it will slash travel time from 16 hrs to 8 hrs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Phase-I of the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Mahamarg (Super Communication Expressway) and took a tour of the new thoroughfare on Sunday.
The 520 km-long Phase-I is part of the total 701 km Super Expressway project linking the state capital Mumbai with Nagpur, passing through 10 districts.
Being constructed at a cost of around Rs.55,000 crore, it is among the country’s longest greenfield six-lane expressway and will slash the travel time between the two cities from the existing 16 hrs to just 8 hrs.
Nagpur-Bilaspur service of Vande Bharat Express
He flagged off the Nagpur-Bilaspur service of Vande Bharat Express at Nagpur Railway Station and laid the foundation stone for other rail projects worth around Rs.1,500 crore. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari accompanied PM Modi.
Nagpur Metro Phase-I
The Prime Minister also dedicated the Nagpur Metro Phase-I and took a ride from Freedom Park Metro Station to Khapri Metro Station, laying the foundation for Phase- II, of the project costing around Rs.15,000 crore.
The Prime Minister dedicated the state-of-the-art AIIMS Nagpur, built at a cost of over Rs.1,575 crore to the nation, and laid the foundation stone of the National Institute of One Health Nagpur, to be built for over Rs.110 crore.
He also inaugurated the Centre for Research Management and Control of Hemoglobinopathies, and dedicate the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology, in Chandrapur, and lay the foundation for the Rs.1,925 crore river pollution abatement project in Nagpur, under the National River Conservation Plan.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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