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Samruddhi Mahamarg will prove better than German autobahns: CM Shinde in Nagpur

Dec 11, 2022 01:11 PM IST

Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, or Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway project, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday said the Samruddhi Mahamarg, or Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway project, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will prove to be better than German autobahns. In the first phase, the expressway project, named after Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, will connect Nagpur and Shirdi covering a distance of 520 km.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Phase-1 of the Nagpur Metro rail project, as Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and State Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis look on, in Nagpur on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(Narendra Modi Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates Phase-1 of the Nagpur Metro rail project, as Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and State Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis look on, in Nagpur on Sunday. (ANI Photo)(Narendra Modi Twitter)

The 701 km-long Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg is one of India's longest expressways, passing through Maharashtra’s 10 districts and prominent urban regions of Amravati, Aurangabad and Nashik. The expressway will also help improve the connectivity of adjoining 14 other districts, thus helping in development of about 24 districts of the state including the regions of Vidarbha, Marathwada and North Maharashtra.

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“This Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg will prove to be better than autobahns of Germany,” Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde said at the inauguration.

German autobahns are famous for not having speed limits on most of the stretches.

The Samruddhi Mahamarg will connect to the Delhi Mumbai Expressway, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust and tourist locations like Ajanta Ellora Caves, Shirdi, Verul, Lonar, among others. Samruddhi Mahamarg will be a game-changer in providing a major boost to economic development of Maharashtra, according to a government release.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also flagged off the sixth Vande Bharat train and Phase 1 Nagpur Metro. He dedicated AIIMS Nagpur to the nation during his visit to the orange city.

Speaking at the event, PM Modi said the projects inaugurated today will give a new direction to development in Maharashtra.

“These projects give a holistic vision of infrastructure in the state. It's a proof of how fast the double engine government in Maharashtra and at the Centre is working,” he said.

“Today, for the first time, there is a government in the country, which has given a human touch to infrastructure projects. The focus of the Government is infrastructure development with a holistic vision and approach,” he added.

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