Maharashtra Megaprojects 2024: Revolutionizing Infrastructure

Maharashtra is one of the most bustling States in Western India. Known for its vibrant culture and immaculate infrastructure and developments, more and more initiatives are being put into action in the state. If you are in Maharashtra and wondering about the varying impacts the Maharashtra Megaprojects would bring along, we will discuss more on that in this article.

Top Upcoming Megaprojects in Maharashtra

Following are the top Upcoming Maharashtra Megaprojects worth highlighting:

1. Mumbai Nagpur Expressway

Mumbai Nagpur Expressway

Officially known as the Hindu Hruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg, the Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway is a 6-lane wide expressway that’s partially open right now. The project is termed the longest greenfield road project, which will connect two of the leading cities in India, Mumbai, and Nagpur. Currently, 500km between Nagpur and Shirdi is operational and the remaining 201 km distance between Shirdi to Mumbai will become operational in 2023.

2. Mumbai-Nagpur High-Speed Train

Mumbai-Nagpur High-Speed Train

The Mumbai-Nagpur High-Speed Train is another popular and upcoming high-speed rail line corridor that connects two cities – Mumbai and Nagpur. This is reportedly going to be the second rail corridor connecting to Mumbai. The entire expanse of the project will span over 766 km, running throughout the entirety of the state of Maharashtra. Although a confirmed budget hasn’t been released yet, the cost of the project will be finalized.

3. Navi Mumbai International Airport

Navi Mumbai International Airport

Officially named D. B. Patil International Airport, it is an international airport that’s under construction in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The final construction of this international airport will reduce the load on the sole international airport running in Mumbai, which is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA). It is a Greenfield international airport that will be built in three phases and is expected to manage up to 25 million passengers per annum. The estimated total cost of the project is reported ₹16,700 crores.

4. Virar Alibaug Multimodal Corridor

Virar Alibaug Multimodal Corridor

The Virar Alibagh Multimodal Corridor is an upcoming 14-lane expressway project spanning a distance of 126 km in Maharashtra. The project was initially proposed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and was later approved in 2020. The expressway will span three districts Raigad, Thane, and Palghar. Current reports also suggest that the project will take place in two phases and the project is most likely going to be completed by 2030. The project has been heavily delayed due to acquisition issues.

5. Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail

Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail

The Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Corridor is an under-construction high-speed rail line that’s going to connect Ahmedabad with Mumbai. Following its completion, it will be the first high-speed rail corridor in India. Initial reports suggest that the project was going to kickstart in 2020 and should have ended by 2023 but things have been delayed a lot. Current reports suggest that the stretch of 327 km up to Gujarat is expected to be open by 2027. A small stretch of 50 km between Surat and Bilimora should be finished by 2026.

6. Mumbai – Hyderabad High-Speed Rail Corridor

Mumbai-Hyderabad High-Speed Rail

The Mumbai – Hyderabad High-Speed Corridor is another high-speed rail line that’s reportedly going to connect two of the biggest cities and economic hubs in India – Mumbai and Hyderabad. Following its completion, this is expected to be one of the two high-speed train corridors in India. Reports suggest that the completion of this high-speed rail will cut the 15-hour journey into 3.5 hours only. Besides its independent functioning, the rail line will also be connected with Navi Mumbai’s metro with further connectivity.

7. Pune Nashik Semi-High-Speed Rail Corridor

Pune Nashik Semi-High-Speed Rail

The Pune Nashik Semi High-Speed Corridor is another high-speed double rail line connecting Nashik and Pune. The estimated cost of the project right now is Rs. 16,039 crores and has a deadline of 2027. The completion of the project will reportedly enable the running of the trains at 200 kmph and cover the distance between Pune and Nashik in two hours. The Greenfield line will cover three districts between Pune, Ahmednagar, and Nashik. Besides normal passenger trains, even freight trains are expected to run at 100 kmph. The project is currently operating under Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (MRIDC).

8. Mumbai – Bangalore Industrial Corridor

Mumbai - Bangalore Industrial Corridor

The Mumbai – Bengaluru Industrial Corridor is a proposed economic corridor between Mumbai and Bengaluru. Also, it will spread across major cities, including Davanagere, Chitradurga, Hubli–Dharwad, Belagavi, Solapur, Kolhapur, Satara, and Pune. According to the reports, the entire length of the corridor will spread across 1000 km. Also, the Indian government is expecting to generate an income of ₹3 lakh crore from this economic corridor and even generate over 2.5 million jobs from its initiation.

9. Mumbai – Pune Hyperloop

Mumbai - Pune Hyperloop

The Mumbai – Pune Hyperloop was reportedly India’s first hyperloop project that will make travel between Mumbai and Pune in 25 minutes. This superfast transport project will be a breakthrough in the whole travel experience between Mumbai and Pune in under 30 minutes while covering 300 km. However, despite the positive feedback and the confirmation of the project, the current reports suggest that there are chances that the entire project will be scrapped. This transport system will include a pressurized vehicle, carrying 24-28 people at a time from one destination to the other.

10. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor

DMIC - Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor

The last mega project in Maharashtra is the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, which will cover multiple states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. This will serve as a backbone for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), running between Delhi and Mumbai and covering a distance of 1504 km. The project is estimated to be completed by 2024. Also, this $90 billion project is reportedly going to generate over 1.2 million jobs for the people in India.

So here is the some worth highlighting upcoming Maharashtra Megaprojects that you have to aware of it. We hope that you got all the information about the Maharashtra Megaprojects 2024 that are happening in this rapidly growing state.


How many of these mega projects in Maharashtra did you know about? These are currently just a fraction of the projects that are in progress and have been proposed to the state of Maharashtra. More upliftment and growth are underway, so we can most likely expect newer projects to be proposed and approved in the future.

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