Virar-Alibaug Multimodal Corridor – Information & Status

126 km Virar-Alibaug Multi-Modal Corridor (MMC) by MSRDC is an approved 14 lane access-controlled expressway with a route alignment within Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in Maharashtra.

This greenfield expressway was originally planned in 2011 by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). In September 2020, a deal was signed to hand its construction to the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).

The expressway will connect three districts — Raigad, Thane, and Palghar. Its construction will be done in 2 phases – Phase 1: a 98.5-km highway between Navghar and Balavali, and Phase 2: a 29.9 km highway between Balavali and Alibaug.

The expressway is expected to be completed and opened in 2030. Its construction has been severely delayed due to land acquisition issues. The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) has not been made available online.

  • Total Estimated Cost: Rs. 55,000 crore
  • Project’s Length: 126 km
  • Lanes: 14
  • RoW: 99m
  • Status: Land Acquisition
  • Land Acquisition Requirement: 1347 hectares (Phase 1)
  • Land Acquisition Cost: Rs. 22,000 crore
  • Deadline: 2030
  • Owner: Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC)
  • Project Model: Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)

Route Map

An official PDF route map with village and district will be added here when available.

The project’s alignment passes through and connects three districts — Raigad, Thane, and Palghar — of which 61.29 hectares of land will be acquired in Palghar, 520.92 hectares in Thane, while about 765.01 hectares of land will be acquired in Raigad.

via Louis Berger’s feasibility report

Current Status

Land acquisition process is underway. The expressway is expected to be completed and opened in 2030.

In June 2021, MSRDC received environment clearance for a 18 km section from Chirner to Balvali. Approximately 5000 trees are expected to be cut and 221 hectares of forest land is to be diverted. In September 2022, MSRDC applied for forest clearance for the Naghar – Chirner section.

Tenders & Contractors

This section will be updated when tender notices for its construction are published.

Package & ChainageContractor (Value)
Scope UnknownTBD

Page last updated: January 21, 2023. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.