Maharashtra Govt Proposes To Make Samruddhi ‘Zero Fatality’Corridor

“The entire corridor will have several tunnels and viaducts. The packages in Nashik and Thane itself will have five tunnels and 17 viaducts. The tunnel connecting Nandgaonsado in Igatpuri with Fugale in Thane will be the state’s longest tunnel,” said Vivek Nawle, Superintending Engineer (Nodal), MSRDC. Maharashtra government announced that it will begin construction of the Maharashtra Samruddhi Corridor in June 2018. The 701-km corridor, providing faster connectivity between Nagpur and Mumbai, is also planned as a ‘Zero Fatality’ corridor. To this end, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) proposes to include several safety measures. The safety measures include a wider median, greater minimum radius and a longer sight distance among others. It will also have CCTV surveillance and free telephone booths every five km to allow commuters contact emergency services in case of any accidents or emergencies. The corridor will also have the state’s longest tunnel at 7.754 km from Nandgaonsado in Nashik district to Fugale in Thane district. “The entire corridor will have several tunnels and viaducts. The packages in Nashik and Thane itself will have five tunnels and 17 viaducts. The tunnel connecting Nandgaonsado in Igatpuri with Fugale in Thane will be the state’s longest tunnel,” said Vivek Nawle, Superintending Engineer (Nodal), MSRDC.