State road development authority MSRDC plans to collect toll of Rs 2.5 per km from passengers vehicles on the much-awaited Rs 46,000 crore Nagpur-Mumbai Prosperity Corridor, which is expected to be completed by October 2019. “The civil work on the eight-laned Expressway will commence on October 1 this year and will be completed by October 2019,” MSRDC Managing Director Radheshyam Mopalwar told reporters here. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) which is the implementing the 706-km corridor project will be charging a toll fee of around Rs 2.5 per km for passenger cars while for heavy vehicles, it will be around Rs 6.5 per km.
“As per our calculations, we feel the toll would be around Rs 2.5 per km for passenger vehicles and up to Rs 6.5 per km for commercial and heavy vehicles,” Mopalwar said. The project comprises nearly 400 vehicular underpasses, over 300 cattle/pedestrian underpasses and around 50 flyovers. Similarly, there will be three runways in the entire stretch for landing of aircraft in case of natural disasters, he said.