Mumbai-Pune Expressway’s Missing Link – Information & Status

Mumbai Pune Expressway’s 13.3 km ‘Missing Link’ project by MSRDC is an under construction 8 lane access-controlled highway with a route alignment connecting Khopoli to Kusgaon.

The link with a string of viaducts, tunnels and bridges aims to bypass Khandala Ghat’s hairpin turns which are prone to landslides, reduce distance by 6 km, reduce travel time by 25 minutes, and provide a straighter route.

The project was approved for construction by Mahashtra Government’s Cabinet on June 13, 2017, and has a current deadline of February 2023.

The project comprises of two twin tunnels (1.75 km & 8.92 km), two cable stayed bridges (770m & 645m), one small bridge, culverts (11 pipe culverts and two box culverts). The 645m cable stayed bridge will comprise of 170m tall parallel piers with decks approximately 100m above the ground.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 6695.36 crore
  • Project’s Total Length: 13.30 km
  • Lanes: 8
  • Right of Way (ROW): 100m
  • Tunnel Width: 21.45 m
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Deadline: February 2023
  • My Opening Estimate: 2025
  • Owner: Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC)
  • Project Model: Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) 

Route Map

An official PDF route map will be added here when available

Current Status: January 2022

Tunneling work is being carried out through controlled blasting method. Navayuga recorded 1st tunnel breakthrough in October 2021.

Tenders & Contractors

Contracts for this project were awarded in February-March 2019 with a 36 month completion period

Package & ChainageContractor (Value)
Package 1: Twin tunnels: 1.75 km and 8.92 km (longest in Maharashtra)Navyuga Engineering Company (NEC)
Package 2: Augmenting existing expressway and cable stayed bridges: 650m and 750mAfcons Infrastructure

Page last updated: January 11, 2022. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.