The Central government has selected the Vadodara to Mumbai National Highway corridor to be upgraded to an Expressway. The government has already approved the feasibility study for this corridor. Meanwhile, the entire stretch of the Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway is proposed to be constructed in three phases, that includes Vadodara to Talasari (phase I), Talasari to Shirsad and Shirsad-Panvel (phase II) and Shirsad to Dhisar (phase III).
It has been decided to take up the phase-I of Vadodara-Mumbai Expressway in two parts: Vadodara to Kim (phase I, Part A) and Kim to Talasari (phase I, Part B).
Over the past two years, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has awarded more than 18,000 km of road projects. The Ministry has prepared an extensive financial plan to support this high award target. The Gross Budgetary Support for Central Sector Roads for 2016-17 is Rs 43,807 crore. Apart from this, NHAI has been authorised to raise Internal and Extra Budgetary Resources (IEBR)/Borrowings of Rs 59,279 crore during 2016-17.