Samruddhi Mahamarg route
The connectivity between two major cities of Maharashtra, Mumbai and Nagpur, will become smoother and shorter as the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway is inching towards reality. The Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg route also known as the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will run through 392 villages, across 10 districts and reduce the traveling time to seven hours between the two cities.
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Samruddhi Mahamarg route phase -1 inaugurated
Samruddhi Mahamarg route was inaugurated by prime minister Narendra Modi at Nagpur on December 11, 2022 at Waiphal Toll. The Samruddhi Mahamarg route saw around 50,000 vehicles till December 16, 2022 and the state government has earned around RS 1.72 crore through toll tax. Media reports also have reported around 30 accidents that has taken place already in the Samruddhi Mahamarg Mumbai Nagpur expressway.
To be opened in phases, the inaugurated phase 1 of Hinduhriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg will be between Nagpur and Shirdi. Earlier the expressway was to be inaugurated in May 2022 but was called off after the damage of a segment of a wildlife overpass on the stretch.
The implementing agency, MSRDC, mentioned that due to the nationwide lockdown following the Coronavirus pandemic, construction of Mumbai to Nagpur expressway was impacted. Therefore, the Samruddhi Mahamarg route completion date was moved to December 2022, as against the earlier target of December 2021.
Samruddhi Mahamarg route phase -2 inaugurated
Phase-2 of the Samruddhi Mahamarg from Shirdi to Bharvir in Igatpuri Taluka, Nashik was inaugurated by Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on May 26, 2023. The phase-2 will operational for traffic starting next week.
According to Fadnavis, the third and the last phase of the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will be open for public operations by end of 2023.
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Samruddhi Mahamarg route map
The 701-km Mumbai Nagpur Expressway/ Samruddhi Mahamarg will pass through Nagpur-Wardha-Amravati-Washim-Buldhana-Jalna-Aurangabad-Nashik-Ahmednagar-Thane. Inter-connecting highways and feeder roads would be constructed to connect all important cities and tourist places along the Nagpur Mumbai expressway route. An additional fourteen districts namely Chandrapur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Yavatmal, Akola, Hingoli, Parbhani, Nanded, Beed, Dhule, Jalgaon, Palghar and Raigad will be connected because of the Samruddhi Mahamarg.
The Samruddhi mahamarg map shows that Mumbai Nagpur expressway will also connect with Maharashtra’s major tourist destinations. According to the Samruddhi Mahamarg map destination including Shirdi (5 km), Bibi ka Maqbara (5km), Sula Vineyards (8 km), Trimbakeshwar Shiv Temple (14 km), Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary (60 km), Pench National Park (95 km) and Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve (124 km).
The Samruddhi Mahamarg route map includes 65 flyovers, 24 interchanges, six tunnels, 300 vehicular underpasses, 400 pedestrian underpasses and cattle underpasses.
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Previously, the implementing agency, MSRDC, mentioned that due to the nationwide lockdown following the Coronavirus pandemic, construction of Mumbai to Nagpur expressway was impacted. Therefore, the Samruddhi Mahamarg completion date was moved to December 2022, as against the earlier target of December 2021.
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Samruddhi Mahamarg entry and exit management system
In a bid to prevent accidents at the Samruddhi Mahamarg, the government has implemented an entry and exit strategy. As poor condition of tyres and tyre bursts are some of the main reasons for accidents here, vehicles are checked both at entry and exit points. Vehicles whose tyres are not compatible (poor condition or worn out) to take the journey on the Samruddhi Mahamarg are denied entry in the expressway. As part of the exit management system, entry time, exit time and time taken to complete the journey is noted and speed is calculated accordingly. If a case of over speeding is found, exit gate is closed and on-duty officials are alerted. Additionally interceptors have been deployed which will monitor over speeding and vehicles indulging in lane-cutting. Monitoring of tyres and speed with the help of exit management system is done in four places on the Samruddhi Mahamarg namely Jalna, Karanja Lad, Nagpur and Verul.
Samruddhi Mahamarg route: Establishment of Intelligent Transport System
Government of India and Government of Republic of Korea entered into an agreement of around Rs 1,495.68 crore for establishment of Intelligent Transport System on the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway. Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) loan has won the contract to execute the project.
The Intelligent Transport System project will aim at enhancing the efficiency in traffic management through establishment of the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) and traffic centre, improve the efficiency in toll management through the establishment of the Toll Collection System (TCS) and establish a sustainable model of ITS and its O&M through transfer of technology from the Republic of Korea.
Samruddhi Mahamarg route: Speed limit details
Implemented and executed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), Samruddhi Mahamarg route is one of the completely greenfield expressways, which is designed for speeds of up to 120 km per hour on flat and non-hilly terrain and 100 km per hour on hilly areas. This speed limit is for vehicles with 8 passenger seats. For vehicles with passenger seats of more than 8, the capped speed limit is 100 km per hour on flat and non-hilly terrain and 80 km per hour on hilly areas. All heavy vehicles have to maintain speed of 80km per hour on all terrains.
Samruddhi Mahamarg toll rates
Type of vehicle
Samruddhi Mahamarg toll charges per km
One way toll charges between Mumbai Nagpur Expressway
Light Motor Vehicle (Car, Jeep)
Light Motor Commercial Vehicle (Light goods vehicle, mini bus)
Heavy Vehicle (two axle like Bus, truck)
Heavy commercial vehicles (three axle vehicles)
Heavy construction machinery
Oversized vehicles (multi axle- seven or more axle)
With the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway, the distance between Mumbai and Nagpur is 701 km. The Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will have a total of 26 toll booths. MSRDC recently floated bids for appointing the Samruddhi Mahamarg toll collection agency on the Nagpur Mumbai Expressway. According to a Hindustan Times report, the MSRDC in consultation and with approval from the Maharashtra state government has proposed Samruddhi Mahamarg toll charges. The Samruddhi Mahamarg toll charges will be officially notified by a gazette closer to the Samruddhi Mahamarg opening date.
The Samruddhi Mahamarg toll charges will be based on the distance in kms that one wants to travel. A LMV from Mumbai to Nashik will have to pay Rs 1.73 per km as Samruddhi Mahamarg toll. So, one way Samruddhi Mahamarg toll charges for light motor vehicles (LMV) will be Rs 1,212. One way Samruddhi Mahamarg toll for light commercial vehicles on the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will be Rs 2.79 per km, which totals to Rs 1,955. One way Samruddhi Mahamarg toll for bus or truck will be Rs 5.85 per km totalling to Rs 4,100.
Heavy commercial vehicles on the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will be charged Rs 6.38 per km or Rs 4,472, as the Samruddhi Mahamarg toll followed by Rs 9.18 per km or Rs 6,435 which are the proposed Samruddhi Mahamarg toll for mobilising of heavy construction machinery. For oversized vehicles the Samruddhi Mahamarg toll per km is Rs 11.17 translating to Rs 7,830 between Mumbai and Nagpur.
Once functional, the Mumbai Nagpur expressway project will cut short the travel time from Mumbai to Nagpur to six to seven hours from the current 15 hours.
As per an October 2022 notification, auto rickshaws, quadricycles and two wheelers are not allowed on the Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway.
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Samruddhi Mahamarg route: Mumbai Nagpur Expressway cost
To be built at an expense of Rs 55,000 crore, around 9,900 hectare of land have to be acquired for construction of Samruddhi Mahamarg. 10,000 hectare of land will be for developing the Krushi Samruddhi Nagar and 145 hectare of land will be used for amenities and facilities along the Samruddhi Mahamarg.
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Samruddhi Mahamarg: Mumbai Nagpur Expressway project details
Implemented and executed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), Samruddhi Mahamarg is one of the completely greenfield expressways, which will be designed for speeds of up to 150 kms per hour. Around 24 townships are being planned along the Samruddhi Mahamarg route map, which will further boost economic development in some of the less-developed areas of the state. The Mumbai Nagpur Expressway/ Samruddhi Mahamarg will pass through the mountainous terrain of the Western Ghats, as well. This eight-laned Mumbai Nagpur Expressway, which will have six lanes and two additional service roads. The estimated cost of construction of the Nagpur Mumbai Expressway will be Rs 50,000 crores, while Rs 25,000 crores is likely to be spent on land acquisition for Mumbai Nagpur Expressway.
The Samruddhi Mahamarg has six tunnels and one of them is Maharashtra’s longest tunnel. Built using the ‘New Australian Tunneling Method’, the longest tunnel has a lifespan of up to 100 years. 7.74 km on the right and 7.78 km on the left, the 3-lane double tunnel is 35 meters wide. While presently the time taken to cross the Kasara Ghat is around 20 to 25 minutes with this tunnel the time taken will be reduced to 5 minutes.
The land acquired for the Samruddhi Mahamarg project is under a pooling model, where farmers will get 30% of the developed land elsewhere. Apart from this, as part of the Mumbai Nagpur expressway project, the farmers will also get Rs 50,000 per hectare for non-irrigated land and Rs 1 lakh every year for irrigated land, for the next 10 years.
MSRDC will also be the New Town Development Authority (NTDA) for Krushi Samruddhi Nagar that will be developed along the Mumbai Nagpur expressway. Recently, the Maharashtra state government announced an extension of the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg till Bhandara-Gondia and Gadchiroli that lie east and south east Nagpur. This is the second extension that the Samruddhi Mahamarg has got with the proposal of Jalna-Nanded .extension last year.
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Maps of New Towns
District : VARDHA
Taluka : ARVI
New Town : VIRUL
District : BULDHANA
Taluka : MEHKAR
New Town : : SABRA KABRA
Source: Samruddhi Mahamarg website
Samruddhi Mahamarg current status
According to media reports, the Samruddhi Mahamarg current status is that around 70% of the civil construction work is completed on the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway. Samruddhi Mahamarg will be made operational in phases from the Nagpur end of the Nagpur Mumbai Expressway. On the Mumbai end, the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will start from Shahpur district. MSRDC mentioned on the Samruddhi expressway status that the civil work will be completed shortly for the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway and work on supporting infrastructure like petrol pumps, food plaza, toilets etc. are going on.
Samruddhi Mahamarg: Other expressways to be connected
Mumbai Nagpur expressway will be connected to the newly proposed 225 km Pune-Aurangabad Access Control Green Expressway and this will reduce time travel between the Pune and Nagpur.
Nagpur to Pune journey will be possible in eight hours!
Considering the inconvenience to commuters currently traveling from Nagpur to Pune, the Nagpur-Mumbai Samridhi Mahamarg will be connected to the newly proposed… pic.twitter.com/BuxTgEuZ8d
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) October 30, 2022
Source: Twitter account of Nitin Gadkari
Union Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in a tweet mentioned, “Considering the inconvenience to commuters currently traveling from Nagpur to Pune, the Nagpur-Mumbai Samridhi Mahamarg will be connected to the newly proposed……Pune-Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) Access Control Green Expressway near Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad). This road will be constructed with a completely new alignment by NHAI.
This will make it possible to travel from Pune to Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) in two and half hours and from Nagpur to Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) in five and half hours through Samruddhi Mahamarg. Earlier the time taken to travel between Nagpur and Pune was close to 14 hours.”
Additionally, other expressways that will be connected with Samruddhi Mahamarg route are
Nagpur Gondia Expressway that is 141 km
Nagpur Gadchiroli Expressway that is 152 km
Nagpur Goa Expressway (Shaktipeeth Expressway) that is 760 km
Pune Nashik Expressway that is 180 km
Surat Chennai Expressway
Samruddhi Mahamarg: Bids for wayside amenities extended by 15 days
Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has extended the deadline for bids to be placed for wayside amenities for Samruddhi Mahamarg by 15 more days, mentions Indian Express. This is owing to lack of expected response from bidders for the proposed development work. The previous deadline was December 23, 2022. Cumulative reserve price for all wayside locations is Rs 235.4 crore. The bidder proposing to pay the highest upfront lease premium over and above this reserve price will be selected for development of land parcels according to ‘agreement to lease’ and ‘lease deed’, mentioned MSRDC to Indian Express.
All participating bidders have to pay Rs 5 crore as ‘security deposit’, which will be retained for the selected bidder till ‘performance security’ is deposited before signing the agreement to lease, as per MSRDC.
Samruddhi Mahamarg: Contractors
Villages Kinhiraja to Kenwad in Washim district
APCO Infratech (previously Sadbhav Engineering)
Villages Banda to Sawargaon Mal in Buldhana district
Villages Fatiwabad to Surala in Aurangabad district
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
Villages Sonari to Taranganpada in district Nashik
BSCPL – GVPR JV
Villages Taranganpada- Pimpri Sadroddin to Vashala BK in Thane district
Villages Vashala BK to Birwadi in Thane district
Navayuga Engineering Company
Villages Birwadi to Amne district Thane
Navayuga Engineering Company
Samruddhi Mahamarg is divided into 16 packages.
Samruddhi Mahamarg: Project timelines impact
Maharashtra cabinet gives its approval to acquire land for Samruddhi Mahamarg under a pooling model.
Land acquisition for Samruddhi Mahamarg started.
Maharashtra cabinet gives its official approval for the Mumbai Nagpur expressway project.
60% land acquisition done; Mumbai Nagpur expressway work divided into 16 packages.
PM Modi performs the ground-breaking ceremony for Mumbai Nagpur expressway.
Funding secured, road construction started. Mumbai Nagpur expressway project deadline set to December 2020.
Mumbai Nagpur expressway completion date delayed to 2022.
86% land acquisition for Mumbai Nagpur expressway done.
40% work of Mumbai Nagpur expressway completed.
Samruddhi Marg Nagpur-Shirdi stretch to become operational by May 2021, Nagpur Igatpuri stretch by December 2021 and the full Mumbai Nagpur expressway to be operational by May 2022.
70% construction work of Mumbai Nagpur expressway completed.
Nagpur to Aurangabad of the Nagpur Mumbai expressway to become operational.
Remaining stretch of Mumbai Nagpur expressway to become operational.
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Samruddhi Mahamarg: Air ambulance services to be launched
In a bid to provide immediate medical services, the state government has plans to launch the air ambulance service. The state government is in talks with helicopter service companies. Once the contracts are locked, the services will start. This will help injured ones to be immediately transported to hospitals for quick medical care. The need for air ambulance is because there is no alternate route that is available on the Samruddhi Mahamarg. Victims of accidents taking place on the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway do not get immediate medical attention.
Mumbai Nagpur Expressway: Real estate impact
Here is everything you need to know about the much-awaited Mumbai Nagpur Expressway and its implication on the real estate market.
There are many examples in history, proving how efficient connectivity can bring economic and infrastructure development, resulting in better living conditions in backward areas. The Mumbai Nagpur Expressway will pass through some of the less-developed areas of the state, which may benefit from the project. Moreover, the plan to develop skill-based industries along the Mumbai Nagpur expressway can prove advantageous for the local economy, which are so far dependent on agriculture and dairy farming. Shirdi, one of the religious towns in the state will now have faster connectivity from the big cities including Nagpur and Mumbai because of the Mumbai Nagpur expressway, which may boost its potential as a second home investment destination. For Nagpur, as well, the Nagpur Mumbai expressway may bring a new dawn for its real estate sector, which has not seen much traction due to lack of growth drivers in the city.
Maharashtra is also the warehousing hub of India and smooth connectivity with the help of Mumbai Nagpur expressway will further boost its prospect and importance in the supply chain process.
The Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway connects to the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). Additionally, The Mumbai Nagpur expressway will provide connectivity to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai and Nagpur- Multimodal International Hub Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN). This will directly help in more EXIM trade.
However, the rampant acquisition of irrigated land for Mumbai Nagpur expressway has left many farmers agitated, as reported by various media outlets. Even though the government is claiming that it is providing alternate sites for their rehabilitation, it seems like a far-fetched deal to many landowners.
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Mumbai Nagpur Expressway: Latest news
PIL filed demanding temporary traffic halt on the Samruddhi Expressway
The Bombay High Court’s Nagpur bench on August 23, 2023 issued a notice to the Maharashtra government and the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) over a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that demands a temporary halt to traffic on the Samruddhi Expressway till proper safety measures are incorporated, mention media reports. The Public Works Department (PWD) and the MSRDC have to file the reply within four weeks.
Filed by citizen Anil Wadpalliwar, the PIL highlighted that inadequate safety measures were the reason for several fatalities on the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway. Media reports mentioned that the PIL pointed that the PWD and MSRDC opened the Nagpur-Shirdi-Nashik stretch for traffic in the absence of safety measures. Measures like creating an expert panel to study the problem, signboards and addition of greenery were some of the suggestions offered by the petitioner.
August 1, 2023
Girder machine collapses on Samruddhi Expressway during construction at Thane
Around 17 people – five site engineers and 12 workers were killed after a girder machine collapsed on them around 1 AM, Tuesday in Khutadi Sarlambe village in Shahapur tehsil. Three people were injured who have been given immediate medical assistance. This incident happened during the construction of the third phase of Samruddhi Expressway in Thane, Maharashtra. In a tweet from the PMO official handle, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that NDRF and local administration are working at the site of the mishap and all possible measures are being taken to ensure proper assistance to those affected. An ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF will be given to the next of kin of each deceased. The injured would be given Rs 50,000.
Pained by the tragic mishap in Shahapur, Maharashtra. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are injured. NDRF and local administration are working at the site of the mishap and all possible measures are…
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 1, 2023
Samruddhi Mahamarg route test drive
Right before the inauguration of the Samruddhi Mahamarg, Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis took a test drive. The deputy chief minister himself drove the car on the 520 km long phase -1 of the Mumbai-Nagpur expressway that is between Shirdi and Nagpur.
मुख्यमंत्री @mieknathshinde व उपमुख्यमंत्री @Dev_Fadnavis यांनी आज #हिंदुहृदयसम्राट_बाळासाहेब_ठाकरे_समृद्धी_महामार्गाच्या अमरावती जिल्ह्यातील कामाची पाहणी केली. pic.twitter.com/19hy6uBJx9
— DISTRICT INFORMATION OFFICE, AMRAVATI (@InfoAmravati) December 4, 2022
Source: District Information Office, Amravati twitter handle
State highway police to set up Traffic aid posts (TAPs) on Samruddhi Mahamarg
September 15, 2021: The state highway police aim to set up 24 traffic aid posts (TAP) on the Samruddhi Mahamarg. The proposal has been submitted to the MSRDC. Aurangabad district on the Samruddhi Mahamarg will have the maximum number of TAPs (4). There will be three TAPs each in Nashik and Wardha. The rest of the seven districts, namely Thane, Ahmednagar, Jalna, Buldana, Amravati, Washim and Nagpur, will have two TAPs each. Personnel deployed at the TAPs on Nagpur Mumbai expressway will be equipped with speed guns and night-vision gadgets for monitoring vehicle movement. CCTVs installed along the Samruddhi Mahamarg route will be linked with the TAPs and the state police headquarters, for tracking the real-time movement of the vehicles.
MSRDC to construct interchanges to link Samruddhi Mahamarg to districts
The MSRDC will be constructing five interchanges at Shendra, Sawangi, Maliwada, Hadas Pimpalgaon and Jambhargaon, to connect these districts with the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway. Each interchange on the Mumbai Nagpur expressway will have a toll road.
The Mumbai Nagpur expressway interchange at Jaypur will benefit vehicles from Chikalthana and Shendra MIDC areas, while the link road at Sawangi could be used by passengers traveling towards Mumbai. The Mumbai Nagpur expressway interchange at Maliwada will be advantageous for people from Aurangabad, Chawani and Padegaon areas. The Mumbai Nagpur expressway service road at Hadas Pimpalgaon will help people from Gangapur tehsil.
Mumbai Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway to turn into a green corridor
The Mumbai Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway will be turned into a green corridor. The MSRDC has decided to plant 12.68 lakh trees along the road. Besides this, 12.87 lakh small plants and shrubs will be planted on the median of the Mumbai Nagpur expressway route and 3.21 lakh shrubs will be planted inside the compound wall. A solar plant of 250 MW along the Samruddhi highway corridor is planned to be set up by the government. The Samruddhi expressway green project will cost approximately Rs 900 crores, which also includes the cost of maintenance of plants and trees for seven years. Also, each tree on the Samruddhi expressway will be geo-tagged.
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How many lanes does Mumbai Nagpur Expressway have?
The Samruddhi Mahamarg has 6 lanes that can be expanded to eight lanes.
What is the route of the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway?
The Samruddhi Mahamarg passes through Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Jalna, Ahmednagar, Nashik and Thane.
What is the other name of Samruddhi Mahamarg?
The other name of Samruddhi Mahamarg is Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway.
How many accidents are there in Samruddhi Highway?
The Samruddhi Highway has had many accidents owing to tyre bursts and over speeding.
What is the speed limit in Samruddhi Marg?
Speed limit in Samruddhi Mahamarg is 120 km per hour.
Which highway lane has the most accidents?
Mostly the right lane is the one which has the most accidents as this where people vehicles overtake, accelerate, merge with roads etc.
What is the budget of Samruddhi Mahamarg?
The Mumbai Nagpur project’s total cost is Rs 55,000 crore.
Is Samruddhi Mahamarg concrete or not?
During designing the Expressway, the Mahamarg has a single layer concrete paver deployed.
Who is implementing agency of Mumbai Nagpur expressway?
Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) will be the implementing agency for the Mumbai Nagpur expressway project.
When will the Mumbai Nagpur Expressway be made operational?
The first phase of the Samruddhi Mahamarg between Nagpur and Shirdi became operational from December 11, 2022.
When was ground-breaking ceremony held for Mumbai Nagpur Expressway?
Samruddhi Mahamarg expressway ground-breaking ceremony was done by prime minister Narendra Modi in December 2018.
How long does it take to reach Nagpur from Mumbai on the Mumbai Nagpur expressway?
Currently it takes close to 15 hours and once the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg is operational, the travel time between Mumbai and Nagpur on the Mumbai Nagpur expressway will be six to seven hours.
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