MSRDC secures 60,000 crore rupees contract for multimodal corridor

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has been awarded the contract to build three major infrastructure projects that will boost transport connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). With a total investment of 116,000 crores, these projects will revolutionize travel in the region.

The first project, the Virar-Alibaug Multimodal Corridor (VAMMC), is a 100 km stretch of eight-lane expressway. This corridor, equipped with provisions for future subway connections, will connect various important places like Vasai, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Ambernath, Panvel, Uran and Pen.

The VAMMC will serve as a vital link to the Navi Mumbai International Airport under construction, the JNPT port, the Mumbai Trans Harbor Link (MTHL) and a dedicated cargo corridor. It is estimated that the travel time between Virar and Alibaug will be reduced by 50% and will act as a shortcut between different areas in the MMR and Goa.

The second project, the Pune Ring Road, is a 137km controlled access expressway encircling Pune. With an investment of 34,000 million rupees, this project will not only bring Mumbai closer to inland Pune but also provide connectivity to the talukas of Khed, Haveli, Purandar, Bhor, Mulshi and Maval. Motorists have the opportunity to reach their destination via the ring road and thus avoid traffic jams within the city.

Finally, the Samruddhi Extension project will connect the 500th kilometer point near Jalna to the Nanded-Degloor National Highway in Kakandi. This project, which requires an investment of Rs. 22,000 million, will intersect with the planned expressway that runs through Jalna-Parbhani and Nanded. It is expected to improve connectivity and allow for smoother travel in the region.

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