Through its ambitious Rs 46,000 crore Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, the Maharashtra Government proposes to provide employment to the rural youths by setting up industrial belts along the 700 km long super communication expressway that will connect Mumbai and Nagpur. It will pass through 10 districts of the state and its commercial impact will be seen in 24 districts leading to a developed and prosperous state of Maharashtra.
Besides setting up industrial belts, the state government will also be providing food plazas and restaurants, shops and wayside amenities like trauma centre, bus bays, truck terminals, thereby generating employment opportunities. The state has set a target of providing jobs to over 6 lakh people staying in Vidarbha, Marathwada, parts of North and Western Maharashtra apart from coastal belt of Konkan. The Samruddhi Mahamarg will eventually be integrated with the Golden Quadrilateral and the Western Corridor to ensure seamless connectivity across the state.
In what is being viewed by many as a significant step towards providing a major fillip to the infrastructure of Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Prosperity Mahamarg will invite active participation of farmers in the developmental activities of the project. This development will not only offer short-term gains but also offer sustainable development that will strengthen the rural economy and agri-business eco-systems.