MSRDC receives land acquisition consent for Mumbai-Nagpur expressway project

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation has received consent from project-affected persons (including farmers) and government authorities for around 40 per cent of the land required for the Mumbai-Nagpur Communication Expressway Project. The consent for 30 per cent of the land has come from farmers in Thane’s Phugale, Vashala Budruk and Tokarkhad villages along the highway corridor and the remaining 10 per cent from various government departments. The total land required for the construction of the expressway is 832 hectares, of which 250 hectares belong to the forest department, 100 hectares to the government and the rest to private individuals. The project involves the construction of a communication expressway from Nagpur to Mumbai, passing through Ghoti, Aurangabad and Amravati, while connecting the regions of Vidarbha, Marathwada and north Maharashtra. It is scheduled to be completed by October 2019 and is expected to entail an investment of Rs 460 billion.