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The Mumbai Goa Highway, also known as the NH66, is a four-lane highway that connects Panvel in Navi Mumbai to Goa. It further extends and ends at Cape Comorin in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, after passing through Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. The NH 66 is 1,608 kms long.
Mumbai Goa highway widening status
Widening work of the Mumbai Goa highway, which is a 471-km project, has been going on for the last 10 years. The widening project that started in 2011 is done across three districts, namely Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. The Mumbai Goa highway widening project has been divided into 11 packages. While 67% of the work has been completed in this highway widening project, work on four areas, namely Indapur-Vadpale, Parshuram Ghat-Adavali, Adavali-Sangameshwar and Sangameshwar to Lanja is yet to be done.
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Mumbai Goa highway widening work completion
According to union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari, the Mumbai-Goa highway will be completed by 2023 and will greatly impact the region’s development in a positive way. The Mumbai Goa highway will be extended till Mangalore. He added that if government land became available on the Mumbai-Goa Highway, steps to help set up a logistics park and truck terminal would be provided.
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Mumbai Goa highway: Travel time of Mumbai-Goa
Currently, travel time between Mumbai and Goa is close to 13 hours. With the completion of the widening project of the Mumbai Goa highway, the travel time will be reduced to close to eight to nine hours.
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Mumbai Goa highway map
When is the NH 66 Mumbai Goa highway widening project expected to be complete?
The NH 66 Mumbai Goa highway widening project is expected to be complete by 2023.