Travel between Nagpur & Pune to be possible in just 8 hr soon: Road & Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari
He said that new proposed Pune Aurangabad Green Expressway will be connected at Aurangabad to Samruddhi highway. Union road and highway minister Nitin Gadkari has said that travel between Nagpur and Pune will be possible in just 8 hours soon. He said that new proposed Pune Aurangabad Green Expressway will be connected at Aurangabad to Samruddhi highway. This highway will be built by NHAI with entire new alignment. This will cut the travel time between Pune and Aurangabad to 2 hours 15 minutes and the travel time between Aurangabad and Nagpur will be cut to five and half hours.The first stretch of Samruddhi Expressway connecting Nagpur-Mumbai will be commissioned soon from Nagpur to Shirdi. The new proposed alignment provides connectivity from South India (Goa, Bangalore and other districts of Karnataka via Pune – Bangalore Expressway) to Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur and further to Madhya Pradesh and Northern India.The proposed alignment has a length of 268kms including 39kms length of the proposed ring road around Pune City. Proposed alignment starts at Pune – Bangalore Highway(Intersection with Pune Proposed Ring Road) and end point is at Samruddhi Expressway (Nagpur – Mumbai Expressway). The districts Pune, Ahmednagar, Beed and Aurangabad are covered under this alignment. The expressway will have 8 lanes and it can bear highest speed of 120 KM per hour.
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