This `Communication Super Expressway' will connect Mumbai and Nagpur passing through Amravati, Aurangabad and Ghoti.
The project, in partnership with the Centre, will cost around Rs 30,000 crore and is expected to be completed by September 2019, Fadnavis said.
"We developed India's first expressway between Mumbai and Pune during the Shiv Sena-led regime (in 1995). Now with the new super expressway, our aim is to connect the most backward regions of the state including Vidarbha, Marathwada and North Maharashtra," the Chief Minister added.
The expressway will have six lanes (four in the first phase). "It will also have a superoptical fibre network, CCTV cameras, state of the art facilities like WiFi. It will be in the true sense a communication super expressway."

Wherever possible, IT parks, smart cities and educational hubs will be developed along the new expressway which is expected to cut down the travel time between Mumbai and Nagpur to a mere 10 hours, he said.

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