CM Shinde inaugurates Samruddhi Mahamarg section 2 connecting Shirdi to Bharvi


Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday inaugurated the second section of the Samruddhi Expressway, an 80 km stretch from Shirdi to Bharvir in Igatpuri taluka.

With this, 600 km out of the 701 km of the Samruddhi Expressway is now obtainable for site visitors. In December final 12 months, a 520 km stretch from Nagpur to Shirdi was opened to site visitors by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Talking at at present’s inauguration occasion, Deputy CM Fadnavis stated, “Samruddhi Mahamarg would be the financial hall benefitting 15 districts. This tremendous communication expressway will redefine Maharashtra state.

Many doubted that this challenge will probably be a dream and can take 15-20 years to finish, however we accomplished the challenge in file time with the opening up of section 2. Within the subsequent 7-8 months the remaining stretch to Mumbai will probably be prepared.”

Fadnavis additionally cautioned commuters to drive safely on the newly constructed freeway.

Agreeing with Fadnavis over hurdles that ailed the challenge, CM Shinde stated, “A number of felt Samruddhi Mahamarg is only a dream however I and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis had been assured that Samruddhi Mahamarg will probably be accomplished in time. Hurdles had been created purposely to impede the challenge, however we overcame all.”

On compensating farmers for his or her land acquired for Samruddhi, Shinde stated, “Farmers got fee on time for acquisition of land, that too inside 3 hours. Individuals supported the challenge. I personally gave surety to farmers by signing the doc that land fee will probably be executed.”

In the meantime, he stated that Samruddhi Mahamarg will profit loads of farmers. Earlier farmers used to take 3 days to achieve Mumbai’s JNPT with their produce, now it may be attainable to achieve in a day’s time, Shinde added.

The second section, constructed at a value of Rs 3,200 crore, contains seven main bridges, 18 minor bridges, 30 underpasses for autos, 23 underpasses for gentle autos, 3 interchanges at toll plazas, and so forth.

The six-lane (3+3) freeway is a inexperienced area alignment passing by means of 392 villages in 26 talukas of 10 districts of 5 income divisions of the Maharashtra state. The utmost pace restrict for autos touring on this freeway is 100 kmph within the ghat part and 120 kmph on plain terrain. The freeway additionally connects Jawaharlal Nehru Port Belief(JNPT) in Mumbai to MIHAN situated in Nagpur, which is able to enhance supply instances of important items.

The second section of the freeway will join Nashik, Ahmednagar, Pune, and different villages from Gonde Interchange in Sinnar Tehsil. Whereas Bharvir Interchange, Ghoti (at Igatpuri) is about 17 km away. From this interchange, the journey time of pilgrims going to Shirdi from Nashik, Thane, and Mumbai will probably be quicker. Additionally, from Bharvir interchange SMBT Hospital and Medical School is shut by 500m. This hospital will be reached inside an hour from Shirdi.

No services alongside new stretch

There are not any gas stations, mechanic service, meals courts but on the newly accomplished stretch.

And regardless of a number of accidents being reported in section 1, the newly opened stretch has no safety measures in place aside from emergency helpline numbers supplied on the freeway.

A number of accidents have been reported as a consequence of freeway hypnosis when the 520 km stretch opened for site visitors in section 1. Overspeeding and tyre bursts had been the opposite two main causes of accidents on the Samruddhi Mahamarg.

Freeway hypnosis is a phenomenon that motorists expertise throughout lengthy, uninterrupted drives. It happens when the motorists are driving repeatedly for hours with none breaks. They may additionally zone out due to the monotony of the driving route.

CM Shinde late by two hours

CM Shinde was late for Friday’s inauguration ceremony by almost two hours late at the same time as temperatures in Shirdi soared to 38 levels. He arrived by helicopter after ending a program at Chhatrapati Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar.


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