The Maharashtra Government has plans to complete the construction of 30,000 km of rural roads by June 2019. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, reportedly informed that under the aegis of the Mukhyamantri Gram Sadak Yojana, of 30,000 km of roads, 10,000 km has already been completed. He was addressing the audience at the Indian Road Congress. As reported, the minister said that the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which was assessing the quality of roads, gave 95.5 per cent grading to these (rural) roads, indicating best quality.
Citing the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddi Corridor as the smartest expressway in the world and among the longest in the country, Fadnavis reportedly said that his government is trying to make 22 smart cities along this expressway, which will provide a huge boost to the economic growth. Moreover, this expressway will connect 24 districts to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) near Mumbai.
At an estimated Rs 492.5 billion, the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Mahamarg (also known as the Super Communication Expressway) is expected to be 700-km-long and will pass through 392 villages, spread across 11 districts. The project is expected to be completed in four years. Besides, work on the 22-km-long Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), said to be the longest sea bridge in the country, already commenced. The Maharashtra Government is also working on building a coastal road from Nariman Point to Worli, and a sea link from Versova to Virar.