In a major announcement, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said that an access-controlled expressway connecting Aurangabad and Pune would be built.
Stating that the project will have a financial outlay of Rs.10,000 crore, he said the mega road project would considerably reduce the travel time between the two cities. “The access-controlled expressway between Aurangabad and Pune will pass through Beed and Ahmednagar districts via Paithan. The expressway will have a speed limit up to 140 km per hour to the vehicles using it,” he said. The Union minister, who inaugurated and laid foundation stone of seven national highways passing through Aurangabad district, also announced a double-decker bridge on Jalna Road as part of upcoming Metro rail project to decongest the traffic among other road projects for the benefit of Aurangabad city.