Mumbai, May 24 (PTI) The Maharashtra government has procured 80.3 per cent land so far for the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Corridor project, a top official said today. Also Read - Maharashtra Gram Panchayat Election Results 2021 LIVE: Congress, Allies Bag All 9 Seats of Morva; NCP Ahead in Katol

The government has received 66 technical and financial bids from 18 bidders for the expressway project, PWD Principal secretary Ashish Kumar Singh told PTI. Also Read - Mahesh Manjrekar Booked For Allegedly Slapping, Verbally Abusing Man Who Hit His Car

He said the bids will be opened on Monday. Also Read - Maharashtra: No Fine For Not Wearing Masks Inside Private Vehicles, BMC Issues New Guidelines | Deets Inside

“Total land procured so far for the Samruddhi corridor project has been 80.3 per cent. As of now, there are 9,708 sale deeds by 18,547 farmers,” he said.

The proposed 700-km long expressway is a pet project of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that requires 9330.04 hectares land.

The total cost of the project is Rs 46,000 crore, out of which Rs 10,000 crore are required for land procurement, officials said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.