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6-Lane tunnel at Khambatki Ghat on Pune-Satara highways (NH-4) to be completed by 2023

  • Category
    Geography
  • Published
    16th Jul, 2022

Context

The new 6-Lane tunnel at Khambatki Ghat on Pune-Satara highways (NH-4) is a twin tunnel with 3 lanes each & currently under construction is expected to be completed by 2023.

About

Khambattaki Ghat Project:

  • The Khambattaki Ghat project is a new initiative towards saving time and money while accelerating highway development.
  • Two new three-lane twin tunnels have been constructed on this ghat route to reduce the length of the Pune-Satara route and save fuel.
  • The new six-lane tunnel at Khambatki Ghat on Pune-Satara Highway (NH-4) is a twin tunnel with three lanes each.
  • The construction work of this tunnel is in the final stage.
  • The total capital cost for the 6.43 km long project is approximately Rs 926 Crore 
  • The development of this corridor has been considered important from the point of view of increased mobility level of the people.
  • This twin tunnel will facilitate traffic on Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway and reduce traffic for Pune, Satara, Solapur.
  • Fuel will be saved and pollution will be reduced.
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