Maharashtra : Three Firms Submit Bids To Prepare DPR For Nagpur-Goa And Pune-Nashik Expressway

Three bidders each are in fray to be appointed as the general consultant for preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Nagpur- Goa Expressway and Pune-Nashik Industrial Expressway.

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) in October 2022 had floated a tender for the appointment of consultant for the preparation of Feasibility Study Report, DPR and assistance in land acquisition up to the award stage for the two proposed expressways.

For the Nagpur-Goa Expressway, bids have been submitted by L N Malviya Infra Projects Limited, Monarch Surveyors & Engineering Consultants Limited and TPF Engineering Limited.

Similarly, L N Malviya Infra Projects Limited, Monarch Surveyors & Engineering Consultants Limited and SA Infrastructure Consultants Limited have submitted their bids for Pune-Nashik Industrial Expressway.

Nagpur-Goa Expressway

This 760-km-long expressway will connect Pavnar near Wardha in Maharashtra and Patradevi in the Pernem taluk of Goa on the Goa-Maharashtra border.

The greenfield expressway provides an alternate route to Goa from the second capital of the State and is expected to reduce travel time between Nagpur and Goa to about 7 hours from the current 21-hour journey.

It’s been nicknamed Shaktipeeth Expressway as it’ll provide access to pilgrimage sites across Vidarbha, Marathwada, western Maharashtra and Goa. The expressway will promote inter-state trade plus boost cultural ties of Vidarbha with Goa inter-alia with Marathwada, Western Maharashtra and Konkan regions as it would offer faster connectivity.

Nagpur-Goa Expressway will be connected to the partly operational 701-km-long Samruddhi Mahamarg (Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway) in Wardha, just south of Nagpur.

Pune-Nashik Industrial Expressway

This 180-km-long expressway will start from proposed Pune Ring Road near Chimbali and terminate at Shinde on NH-60 in Nashik.

The greenfield expressway traversing through three districts – Pune, Nagar and Nashik, is expected to reduce travel time between Nashik and Pune to 2 hours from the current 4-5 hour journey. It will cross Samruddhi Mahamarg and may connect to the proposed Surat-Chennai expressway.