• RFQ invited for Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway

    The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has invited Request for Qualification (RFQ) from construction companies for the Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project, which is estimated to cost ?46,000 crore.

    The project is popularly known as Maharashtra Samruddhi Corridor. There are plans to develop new towns with agriculture hubs along the 706 km corridor. The RFQ has been invited for 16 packages in the EPC mode. The project is expected to be completed by 2019, a press statement issued MSRDC said.

    Out of the total project cost, civil works for which the tenders are invited is estimated at ?27,650 crore. The land acquisition cost will be around ?13,000 crore. The state government has adopted the land-pooling method wherein farmers whose land is acquired would be returned developed land in the new towns, besides being given annuity for the loss of agriculture income, the statement said.

    The statement said that MSC Corridor is essentially a 706 km super expressway between Nagpur and Mumbai, connecting 10 districts, 27 talukas and 385 villages of the state.

    It will effectively slash travel time along this axis by half, bringing it down to a mere eight hours. Out of the 34 rural districts, 24 will get connected to the MSC. The corridor will eventually be integrated with the Golden Quadrilateral and the Western corridor to ensure seamless connectivity across the state, the statement said. Calvin Ridley Womens Jersey

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