Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced an access-controlled expressway will be constructed between Aurangabad and Pune at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore.

The Union Minister dedicated to the nation 86 km of roads on NH-52 worth Rs 3,216 crore. He also laid the foundation stone of four other road projects here worth Rs 2,253 crore.

The distance between Aurangabad and Pune is around 225 km. The nodal agency will build an access-controlled expressway between these two cities where there will be no turns and the vehicles could move at a speed of up to 140 km per hour.

This will reduce the travel time between the two cities to 1.15 hours as against four to five hours currently. This new alignment will go from Paithan and Ahmednagar regions.

Moreover, a double decker bridge will be constructed on Jalna road in Aurangabad to resolve traffic issues.

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