The Virar-Alibaug Corridor is a 126 km long multi-modal expressway being developed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). This Corridor will carry all the traffic from JNPT towards Navi Mumbai and Thane outside the city and will help reduce traffic congestion within the city.
It has been approved as a 14-lane access-controlled expressway and is expected to be completed and opened in 2030. It will offer a range of benefits such as increased connectivity between cities, improved mobility within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, and the reduction of congestion and pollution.
The Corridor is planned to be commissioned in two phases, with phase 1 being from Navghar to Chirner near JNPT (about 79 km), and phase 2 from Chirner to Alibaug (about 47 km).
The estimated cost of the first phase is about Rs. 10,000 Cr. The process for detailed survey for land acquisition is currently underway. The Corridor will be instrumental in the development of the Navi Mumbai International Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA) and the overall economic development of the MMR.
The projected Multi Modal Corridor will improve connectivity to Mumbai from major national highways like as the NH8 (Ahmedabad), NH3 (Agra-Delhi), NH4 (Pune-Bangalore), NH4 B (JNPT), and the Mumbai Pune Expressway.
It would also help some of the significant projects being carried out in the MMR, including the Dedicated Freight Corridor, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), Revas Port, and Navi Mumbai International Airport. The corridor’s alignment was created in a way to support growth centres. To encourage planned growth in the Virar, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai, and Alibaug area, these have been determined to be appropriate places for satellite townships.
Seven growth centers in the MMR, including Virar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivli, Panvel, Taloja, and Uran, will benefit greatly from the development, strengthening, and job opportunities provided by the Multi Model Corridor.