The Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway is delayed until 2022 due to Covid-19. In the meantime, a machine with remarkable operational reliability was specially flown in from the supplier in Germany to help speed up the project.
The Expressway, also known as the Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, is eagerly awaited. Eight lanes over 701 km would connect the two metropolises of Mumbai and Nagpur. The travel time would be reduced from about 18 hours to only 8 hours: travellers would effectively save a whole day.
Mumbai is considered the most important port city on the sub-continent. Nagpur is not only the geographical centre of India, but also a major industrial location. The Expressway is expected to have a huge positive impact on the economic growth of the entire western India.