Easy way:Soon,travel from Mumbai to pune in2.5 hours

Easy way:Soon,travel from Mumbai to pune in2.5 hours

rs5,300-cr  project work on  link  between khalapur &  kusgaon to start after  the rains

MUMBAI:your travel  time between Mumbai & pune is set to reduce by 25 minutes  in  the next 3 years, as the MAHARASHTRA State road development corporation (MSRDC) has shortlisted two firms to build the 13.3-km link between KHALAPUR & KUSGAON on the  Mum bai- Pune  expressway.currently, road travel between the TWO cities takes around 3 hours.the plan, termed capaity augmentation,aims to create tunnels & additional lanes to snarls on the expressway. The link will start at KHOPOLI through  an  interhange to Kusgaon at the Pune -end  of the expressway.

the bids, which were opened on the  MSRDC’s estimated cost of rs 5,300 crore. our estimated cost of 5,300crore. our estimated cost was 2,071  crore,  while the bid  received  was  for 2,696 crore. our estimated cost was  1,243  crore  & the bid was worth 1491.52 crore,”said a senior  MSRDC  official.

MSRDC  board  will  decide if there is  a  need to negotiate. the companies  are  expected to get the letter of acceptance (LoA) by the end of the  month,”the official  added.MSRDC still has to obtain environmental  clearance  for 74.7  hectares of forest land needed for the link.