The Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway is delayed until 2022. In the meantime, a machine ‘GHH IS26’ with remarkable reliability has been specially flown in from the supplier and is in operation to help complete the project to meet the new timeline.
The Expressway, also known as the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, is eagerly awaited. Eight lanes of over 701 km would connect the two metropolises of Mumbai and Nagpur. The travel time would be reduced from about 18 hours to 8 hours, which means that the: travellers would effectively save a whole day.
While Mumbai is considered the most important port city on the subcontinent, Nagpur is not only the geographical centre of India, but also a major industrial hub. It is assumed that the new expressway would have an impact on the economic power of the whole of western India.