Currently, the distance between Gadchiroli and Durg is 239-km, but the new road will reduce it to 174-km. The NHAI has considered various alignment options and is close to finalizing the route. The proposed road will pass through private land as well as a forest patch. To minimize the impact on the forest area, the NHAI will take mitigation measures and ensure that only the minimum land necessary is acquired.
The new road will provide connectivity to remote areas of Gadchiroli, a Maoist-affected district that is not currently connected by a national highway. Additionally, the increased accessibility is expected to boost industrial development in the area and provide a new route to the tiger reserves.