Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, was seen driving Eknath Shinde's automobile while inspecting the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway in a video that Shinde released on his Twitter account on Sunday. Prior to the visit of the prime minister, Shinde travelled to Nagpur to review the progress. On Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would open the project's Nagpur to Shirdi section on December 11. The CM told reporters at Nagpur Airport that December 11 will be a happy day as 520 km of the expressway connecting Nagpur to Shirdi will be made open to traffic.
"The construction of the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway would transform everything. The 18-hour journey will only take six to seven hours. There would be more trade and closer ties between Mumbai and Nagpur. Farmers will also benefit "added Shinde. He added that the expressway will bring prosperity to the country and that it will integrate at least 10 districts directly and 14 districts indirectly with this project. The project's naming in honour of Hindu Hriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray said Shinde, "gives me satisfaction." The 49,250-crore rupee expressway, which is 701 km long, travels through 392 villages in 11 districts.