A number of new road projects in Maharashtra are all set to be completed soon. Also Mumbai -Ahmedabad Bullet Train project may also become a reality, as conveyed by the Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways in a conference, ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi – New India held in Mumbai. He said the Nagpur-Mumbai Samriddhi Mahamarg, Delhi-Mumbai Expressway and a large number of new road projects are coming up that will boost economic growth of Maharashtra.
In this conference organised by CII, Gadkari informed that there are various projects in the pipeline to connect Delhi, Mumbai, Bengalure and Pune. Gadkari shared that he has a dream of establishing seamless connectivity between Mumbai to Delhi. The government has outlaid Rs 50,000 crore to construct a network for coastal roads and sea-links up to Vasai-Virar in Maharashtra.
The Delhi-Mumbai expressway being constructed with an investment outlay of Rs 1 lakh crore is 70% completed. Gadkari said this expressway will reduce travel time between New Delhi to Mumbai to just 12 hours. The government also has plans to provide direct connectivity between Mumbai and Bengaluru through Westerly Bypass of Mumbai-Pune Expressay apart from Pune Ring Road. Another Pune-Aurangabad road alignment is also planned.
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde was also present at the conference. Gadkari asked Shinde to complete the land acquisition work pro-actively for the projects. Gadkari said, Maharashtra will have to contribute immensely to achieve the dream of making the country a 5 trillion dollar economy. He opined that Maharashtra should contribute in the fields of agriculture, industry and services altogether.
According to Shinde, the Maharashtra government aims to create 15 industrial corridors in the state. Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis said the government has decided to go for Mumbai -Ahmedabad Bullet Train project to initiate the beginning of a new phase of transportation in the state.