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Presented to:- Presented by:-

Prof. Rahul Bhatia Honey Aggarwal - 13
Sahil Goyal - 29
State Maharashtra
Terminal 1 Kalamboli (Near Panvel)
Terminal 2 Dehu Road (Near Pune)
Length 93 km
Built by MSRDC
Operated by MSRDC
Number of Lanes 6
Highway Tunnels 5

The Mumbai Pune Expressway, officially the Yashwantrao Chavan

Expressway is India's first six-lane concrete, high-speed, access controlled
tolled expressway. It spans a distance of 93 km (58 miles) connecting
Mumbai, the financial capital of India, and the neighboring industrial hub
city of Pune. It has introduced for India new levels of speed and safety in
automobile transportation.

The project was completed under the stewardship of the Maharashtra State
Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).
The expressway cost Rs. 16,30,00,00,000 (approx. US$ 362 million) to
The first sections opened in 2000, and the entire route was completed,
opened to traffic and made fully operational from April 2002.

× In 1990, the Government of Maharashtra appointed RITES and Scott

Wilson Kirkpatrick of United Kingdom to carry out feasibility studies for
the new expressway to be operated on toll basis. RITES submitted their
report in 1994 with the estimated cost of project at Rs. 1146 crores (11.46
billion rupees). The Government of Maharashtra entrusted the work of the
construction of Mumbai-Pune expressway to MSRDC in March 1997 on
Build-Operate-Transfer basis with permission to collect toll for 30 years.

× The tender notice was published in leading newspapers all over India and
also on the Internet. Due to wide publicity, 133 tenders were sold and on
December 18, 1997, 55 tenders were received. After technical and
financial evaluation, tenders were accepted and work orders were given
on January 1, 1998 to four contractors. Thereafter tenders for widening of
Khandala and Lonavala-Khandala bypass works were invited. The tenders
were received on August 24, 1998 and orders were issued on September
4, 1998.
An overview of the expressway

The expressway has four-lane-wide tunnels at five locations with a total

length of 5,724m. There are separate tunnels for traffic in each direction
and the cost of the tunnels was about Rs200 crores ($40 million). The
tunnels on this Expressway were provided with modern facilities for
ventilation, lighting and fire fighting vehicles. This work was entrusted to
Kokan Railway Corporation Ltd on 8 December 1997.

The entire length of expressway has a single layer of barbed

wire fencing to keep out loose cattle.
These are:
ðunnel Description

1 Bhatan This tunnel opened in April 2000

Mumbai-Pune (North) tube is 1,053 m and Pune-Mumbai (South) tube is
1,088 m long.

2 Madap This tunnel also opened in April 2000.

Mumbai-Pune (North) tube is 305.3 m and Pune-Mumbai (South) tube is
359.3 m long.

3 Adoshi This only has a Pune-Mumbai tube.

The Mumbai-Pune carriageway skirts the eastern edge of the tunnel
while the Pune-Mumbai carriageway traverses the 258 m long tunnel.

4 Khandala This is a curved pair of tubes. The Mumbai-Pune (North) tube is 293.5 m
and the Pune-Mumbai (South) tube is 400 m long.

5 Kamshet-1 It has 2 tubes roughly 900 m each.

6 Kamshet-2 359 m

Toll is collected at Khalapur (Pali Phata) (for the Mumbai-Pune direction)
and at Talegaon (for the Pune-Mumbai direction). The toll ranges from
Rs.140 for private cars, to Rs.960 for multi-axle trailer trucks.

MSRDC had decided to extend the Mumbai Pune Expressway from its
previous endpoint of Kalamboli near Panvel and to extend it till Sion in
Mumbai. The extended stretch reduce commuting time between Mumbai
and Pune by 30 minutes. Under the plan, the Sion Panvel Expressway
corridor is widen, with dedicated lanes for heavy and light vehicles. Service
roads are built for entry and exit at various points. It also involve
constructing a brand new bridge over the Thane creek parallelly to the
current Vashi Mankhurd Bridge. MSRDC had undertaken the expansion
project. Work was commenced in March 2009 and is expected to complete
by September 2011. The new 22-km link is expected to cost Rs 800 crore.
Expressway as
seen from
In order to complete the work on time, the latest construction machinery was
used. The cost of this machinery alone was about Rs300 crores ($60 million). The
main machinery used was as follows: a slip form paver, used for laying concrete
road at 4m wide and 35cm thick at 1m/min; a large size crusher which has the
capacity of breaking metal at rate of 40 to 50 trucks/hour; a sand manufacturing
machine, used to produce artificial sand, as the large quantities of sand required
for the project were not available; concrete transit mixers and dumpers, used for
transportation of concrete from batching plant to laying site; and wagon drills for
blasting of rocks. These drills can bore holes up to 10m deep.
Apart from the above machinery, a large number of vibratory rollers, spreaders,
graders and dumpers were used for earthwork.
The expressway was conceived and the work started when the BJP and Shivsena
ruled the Maharashtra State. At some point they decided to name the expressway
after one of the greatest Marathi litterateur Late Pu. La. Deshpande. Eventually, in
2009, the ruling coalition (Congress, NCP) named the expressway after the first
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Late Yashavantrao Chavan.