Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai express highway

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Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai Express Highway
Route information
Length: 700 km (400 mi)
Major junctions
From: Butibori
To: Ghoti
States: Maharashtra
Nagpur, Aurangabad, Mumbai
Highway system

Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai express highway is a Maharashtra State Highway, as its area lies in the state of Maharashtra only, but built on the National Express Highway basis.


Express Highway, based on the government approval and the formal announcement by state government authorities, this highway is a project connecting major cities Nagpur to the capital city of Mumbai via the same link-route and in less than the distance covered by the NH 6. The new road theoretically saves 65 km distance between the two cities and the travel time of nearly one-and-half hours.[1] Though said so, ironically, if developed with 4 lane basis, as declared earlier by the State Public Works Dept., this highway can save more than 8 hrs of time between Nagpur and Mumbai, as compared to NH 6.

Though approved on 23 Dec 1999,[2] its major development started in late 2002 and it is now completed almost 60%, by the end of 2011. The Aurangabad - Mumbai sector is already started with full flow of traffic, while the Nagpur - Aurangabad sector is still under construction and expected to be completed soon (by the end of 2015 ). It is expected to share the major direct road traffic between these cities, including almost 30%-40% of traffic from NH 6.

Importance of the Project[edit]


Built and Development[edit]

Though this is a state highway, but it is built on the National Highway basis. For the list of the other Major and National Highways in India, click here and for the list of the other Major and National Highways in Maharashtra State click here.

Wardha River over-bridge on express highway near Pulgaon

The Highway is 80% completed throughout and the remaining work is supposed to be done by the end of 2019. The Maharashtra government is trying to operate this highway through a private party for over 30 years to recover the cost of this highway.[4]

Major Cities Bypassed[edit]

This highway bypasses the other major cities in Maharashtra state, on NH 6 and on NH 3, though it passes through their districts areas. It directly connects Wardha to Jalna, via Pulgaon & Karanja Lad.

The Major cities bypassed (not on this highway) ..

Passing through Districts Areas[edit]

This Highway passes through almost 12 districts of Maharashtra which are ..

Covered Regions and Area[edit]

The total length of this highway is 700 km (430 Miles),[5] from Nagpur to Mumbai, excluding the portions of NH 7 and NH 3 it covers at Nagpur-Butibori and Ghoti-Kalyan-Mumbai sectors respectively. This highway also covers the part portions of the Maharashtra State Highways at certain areas, which are now being rebuilt with National Highway Standards.

This highway roughly covers the regions in Maharashtra as,

Major route[edit]

Its major route is as follows:

Nagpur (via NH7) – Butibori (via MSH3 / NH204) – WardhaPulgaonKaranja (Lad) – Mehekar – JalnaAurangabadSultanabad-
VaijapurSawantsar – Pun-tamba – Zagade – Sinnar – Ghoti – Kalyan (via NH 3) – Mumbai

Nagpur–Aurangabad–Mumbai express highway is a Maharashtra State Highway (MSH), as its area lies entirely in the state of Maharashtra, but built on the National Highway standards. There is a link to this route from Karanja–Loni–Nagzari corridor to Amravati:[6]

Amravati – Nagzari – Kherda – Karanja (Lad) – Malegaon – Mehekar (172.92 Km.)



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar, TNN (2008-12-30). "One one bid for Mumbai-Nagpur highway - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Mumbai-Aurangabad-Nagpur Project -Official Website". Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  3. ^ Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC)-Official Website
  4. ^ "Mumbai-Nagpur highway gets only one taker". Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  5. ^ "Mumbai Aurangabad". Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
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