Virar-Alibaug Multimodal Corridor – Information & Status

126 km Virar-Alibaug Multi-Modal Corridor (VAMC or MMC) by MSRDC is an approved 8-14 lane access-controlled expressway with a route alignment connecting Navghar – Balavali 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 96.41 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
  • Phase 1’s Length: 96.41 km
  • Lanes: 8 to 14 lanes
  • Lane Width: 3.75m
  • Design Speed: 120 kmph
  • RoW: 45, 69, 99 and 126m in different stretches
  • Metro Corridor: 26.5m
  • Status: Land Acquisition & Bidding Underway
  • 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

MSRDC invited RfQ applications for 96.41 km Phase 1’s civil construction in April 2023. 18 bidders qualified for its construction in December 2023. MSRDC in January 2024 invited bids for its construction via 11 packages:

Package (Length) & ChainageStatus
MMC-1 (8.27 km): 0.065 to 8.335Bidding Underway
MMC-2 (12.39 km): 8.335 to 20.720Bidding Underway
MMC-3 (5.28 km): 20.720 to 26.000Bidding Underway
MMC-4 (3.26 km): 26.000 to 29.260Bidding Underway
MMC-5 (11.5 km): 29.620 to 40.760Bidding Underway
MMC-6 (12.83 km): 40.760 to 53.592Bidding Underway
MMC-7 (8.61 km): 53.592 to 62.200Bidding Underway
MMC-8 (7.97 km): 62.200 to 70.167Bidding Underway
MMC-9 (7.23 km): 70.167 to 77.400Bidding Underway
MMC-10 (11.22 km): 77.400 to 88.620Bidding Underway
MMC-11 (7.85 km): 88.620 to 96.470Bidding Underway

Page last updated: January 22, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.