Frequently Asked Questions​

1.What is Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackery Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg?

Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackery Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg is an infrastructure project that will build a fast- track, state-of- the- art expressway connecting Mumbai, the state capital and financial capital of the country with Nagpur, the state's winter capital. The MSC project also proposes to develop 20+ Krushi Samruddhi Nagar(new towns) along the Mahamarg.

The project has two basic components:A super communication expressway connecting Nagpur to Mumbai and the hinterland of Maharashtra with the port in Mumbai and the multi-modal cargo hub in Nagpur. Krushi Samruddhi Nagar(new towns), comprising agro - based industries, commercial hubs and residential area with all basic amenities proposed to be developed at the intersection of the expressway and national or state highways.

2.How many districts will be benefitted by the project?

The expressway connecting Nagpur and Mumbai will pass through 10 districts, namely Nagpur, Wardha, Amravati, Washim, Buldhana, Aurangabad, Jalna, Ahmednagar, Nasik and Thane. Inter-connecting highways and feeder roads will connect another 14 districts, namely Chandrapur, Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Yavatmal, Akola, Hingoli, Parbhani, Nanded, Beed, Dhule, Jalgaon, Palghar and Raigad. In this manner, a total of 24 districts in Maharashtra will be benefitted by Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackery Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg project.

In addition, 20+ Krushi Samruddhi Nagar (new towns), developed along the Mahamarg at the intersection of the expressway and national or state highways will also be connected.

3.When will the project be completed?

The proposed completion date of the project is October 2021.

4.Who is responsible for the execution of the project?

The Government of Maharashtra has authorized the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) as the agency responsible for implementing and executing the project.

5.How much land will be required for this project?

10,000 Ha of land is required for right of way (ROW).

6.How will the required land become available?

The required land under right of way (ROW) will be procured by any of the method listed below:
1. Land Pooling Scheme (PWD GR - 5th July, 2016)
2. Direct Purchase Scheme (Revenue Dept. GR - 12th May 2015)
3. or any other law inforce in these regard.

7.What is land pooling?

Land pooling is to pool small rural land parcels into a large land parcel, provide it with infrastructure in a planned manner and return the reconstituted land to the landowners, after deducting the cost of the provision of infrastructure and public spaces by the sale of part of the serviced land. Provision of infrastructure and services is financed by the sale of some of the plots within the area, often for commercial activities. The original landowners are provided plots within the reshaped area which, although smaller in size, now have access to infrastructure and services.
Land Pooling Scheme
Land Pooling Scheme (PWD GR - 5th July, 2016)

8.Has land pooling been used anywhere in India or the world?

Land pooling has been used in various countries of the world for at least two hundred years now. It has been most successfully used in Japan and Republic of Korea in recent years.
In 1791, land pooling technique was conceptualized by George Washington while pooling chunks of lands to establish the capital city of Washington.
Land pooling was then probably adopted by Holland and Germany in and around 1890s. The method quickly spread across the globe including Europe (Sweden, Finland, France and Belgium); Asia (Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, India and Nepal); Middle East (Israel, Lebanon and Palestine) and Australia.
Land pooling has been successfully used in India, particularly Maharashtra (for the development of Mumbai and Pune cities and Magarpatta in Pune), Gujarat (Ahmedabad city) and now in Andhra Pradesh for the establishment of its capital city of Amaravathi.

9.What is Direct Purchase Scheme?

Direct Purchase Scheme is the second option to make land available for the 'Maharashra Samruddhi Mahamarg' project. This is an alternative for those who do not wish to participate in the land pooling scheme. Under the scheme, land will be purchased as per the provision in Section 19 J of the Maharashtra Highways (Amendment) Act, 2016, and the compensation is fixed as per government directions, which is at higher rates than Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
Direct Purchase Scheme
Direct Purchase Scheme (Revenue Dept. GR - 12th May 2015)

10.What are the benefits of this project?

Hindu Hrudaysamrat Balasaheb Thackery Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg will benefit landowners, commuters and the business community alike, and will provide a growth impetus to the 24 districts along the Mahamarg.

Landowners will have an opportunity to voluntarily participate in the development process. The Krushi Samruddhi Nagar will bring about well-planned and holistic development in the districts which will benefit the local people. These Nagar will support a wide range of health, education, business, housing and leisure options. They will also provide diverse self and wage employment opportunities to people which will contribute to increase the per capita income.

Commuters will have access to a number of tourist places and improved connectivity to places in the 24 districts. Travel will become safe and fast.

Good quality road connectivity will ensure quick transportation of farm produce and dairy products to major market centres. Businesses will have opportunities to expand their businesses by using the connectivity, modern infrastructure and amenities that will become available in the region.

The expressway will ensure efficient and organized provision of infrastructure and services along the Mahamarg regions and surrounding areas. This project will set a strategic direction for future development in the region. It will provide the much-needed impetus to the overall development of rural areas by attracting domestic and foreign investments.

The development process of this Mahamarg will bring a paradigm shift in the way development projects are planned and implemented.

11.What will be the toll policy along the Mahamarg?

Entry and exit at the expressway will be managed and toll will be charged based on the distance travelled.

12.What is the need of a new road between Nagpur and Mumbai?

This Nagpur -Mumbai Mahamarg will be a Greenfield project that will reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Nagpur by one-third. Systematic and planned development along the expressway will open up multiple opportunities of self and wage employment, education for various sections of the society, ultimately bolstering the economy of the region and the state.
Project Benefits

13. What is the current status of the project?

The finalization of alignment of the expressway and Joint Measurement Survey is taking place. Landowners are being contacted to seek their voluntary participation in the land pooling scheme. Detailed Project Reports are being prepared.