Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway: Now Travel From Mumbai To Shirdi In 5 Hours On The Newly-Inaugurated Stretch

The third phase of Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway is open and it has reduced travel time between Shirdi and Mumbai.

by Anupriya Mishra
Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway: Now Travel From Mumbai To Shirdi In 5 Hours On The Newly-Inaugurated Stretch

When Phase 3 of the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway was inaugurated, it created waves across the internet. Not to mention, people were ecstatic to travel on this newly inaugurated road that was open for traffic in the Nashik District of Maharashtra. However, did you know that it reduces travel time from Mumbai to Shirdi to just five hours? Well, we’re here to tell you all about the expressway!

Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway Reduces Travel Time To Shirdi To 5 Hours

Pic credits: Canva

As the third phase of the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi Expressway was inaugurated on March 4, and the 24.8 km stretch, it seems, is already making life easier for people. It is especially true for people who are travelling to Shirdi from Thane and Mumbai! A report by mentions that this has reduced the travel time by one hour. The stretch connects Bharveer to Igatpuri, and it is especially making travel easier for people commuting to Shirdi from Mumbai. At this point, it’s worth mentioning that the State Public Works Department Minister, Dada Bhuse inaugurated the stretch.

What Does the Phase 3 Of This Expressway Include?

Samruddhi Mahamarg
Pic credits: website/Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg

In case you’re wondering, this stretch covers 16 villages in Igatpuri taluka. Not to mention, the third phase also includes a viaduct, eight small bridges, four interchanges at toll plazas, a bridge on the Dharna River, nine overpasses, and 14 toll booths.

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So, with this inauguration, 625 km of the 701 km long expressway is now open for traffic. Named Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, the work is still underway on the remaining stretch which begins in Igatpuri and ends at Aamne.

This means that if you are planning to take a much-needed trip to Shirdi to seek blessings at the renowned Saibaba Temple, then you no longer have to travel for six hours on the road. Your travel time is going to be reduced, leaving you more time for the darshan.

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