The Nagpur-Mumbai super-communication way, popularly known as Samruddhi Corridor has received new muhurat (auspicious beginning) of April this year. Earlier it was decided to start the work in October 1 last year but delayed due to oppose from project affected farmers to allow acquiring their land to the project. Despite oppose of farmers in Shahapur and part of Sinnar in Nasik district, as of now, 99 per cent of project affected farmers joint measurement of the land for the project has been completed.
Sudhir Mungantiwar, minister for finance and planning in his speech said, the work of the Samruddhi Corridor of 701 kilometre in length will begin in April and will be completed in next 30 months. The corridor is ambitious project of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
RFP for procurement of services of Authority’s Engineer for Maharashtra Samruddhi Corridor
16 consultants to monitor Samruddhi Mahamarg works
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd (MSRDC) has decided to appoint 16 project management consultants (PMCs), one for each of 16 packages, for monitoring works of Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway (Samruddhi Mahamarg).
MSRDC has floated request for proposal (RFP) inviting experienced private companies to work as PMCs a couple of days ago. The process is likely to complete by April 10. MSRDC has already floated RFP for inviting private companies for executing civil works of 13 packages. MSRDC managing director RL Mopalwar told 21 companies had participated in the RFP. “Project has been divided into 16 packages for execution. Process for remaining three packages will be initiated in coming days. Financial bids will be opened on March 31,” he said.
The project was announced by Fadnavis on July 31, 2015 in state assembly and accordingly, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) was declared as an implementation agency. The entire new greenfield alignment for the highway has been approved. A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) named Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway Limited (NMSCEL) for the project was set up.