PM Modi to inaugurate 1st phase of Mumbai-Nagpur Super Expressway

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PM Modi to inaugurate 1st phase of Mumbai-Nagpur Super Expressway

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Phase-I of the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Mahamarg (Super Communication Expressway) on 11 December.

Important facts

  • The 520 km-long Phase I is part of the total 701 km Super Expressway project linking the state capital Mumbai with Nagpur, passing through 10 districts.

  • Built at a cost of around Rs 55,000 crore, it is one of the longest greenfield six-lane expressways in the country.

  • It will reduce the travel time between the two cities from the current 16 hours to just eight hours.

  • The Prime Minister will also dedicate the first phase of the Nagpur Metro and ride from Freedom Park Metro Station to Khapri Metro Station and lay the foundation stone for the second phase of the project costing around Rs 15,000 crore.

  • PM will later flag off the Nagpur-Bilaspur service of Vande Bharat Express at Nagpur Railway Station and lay the foundation stone for other rail projects worth around Rs 1,500 crore.

  • He will dedicate the state-of-the-art AIIMS Nagpur, built at a cost of over Rs 1,575 crore to the nation and lay the foundation stone of the National Institute of One Health Nagpur, to be built for over Rs 110 crore.

  • He will inaugurate the Centre for Research Management and Control of Hemoglobinopathies, and dedicate the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology, in Chandrapur. 

  • He will lay the foundation for the Rs 1,925 crore river pollution abatement project in Nagpur, under the National River Conservation Plan.

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