Roads, the predominant mode of transportation in India carry almost 80 percent of the country’s passenger traffic and 65 percent of its freight. With a density of 0.66 km of highway per square kilometer of land India’s highway network is similar to that of the United States (0.65) and much greater than China’s (0.16) or Brazil’s (0.20). India boasts of 3.3 million Kms of highways, with 80,000 Kms of National highways and 1, 31,000 Kms of State highways. Indian roads experienced a 10.16% CAGR of growth of vehicles in the last five years. Malegaon is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Malegaon is second largest city of Nashik district after Nashik city itself. Malegaon is located at the confluence of Girna and Mausam rivers, at elevation of 438 metres (1437 feet) at 18.42°N 77.53°E. It is located at around 280 km northeast of state capital Mumbai. It has good connectivity with nearby cities like Nashik, Manmad, Mumbai and Dhule. Manmad pronunciation is one of the cities in Nasik district in the state of Maharashtra state in India. It is the third largest city in Nasik district, with a population of approximately 200,000. It geographically lies within Nandgaon Tehsil in Nashik District. Though it is bigger in area as well as in population compared to most of the Tehsils in the district, it does not have a Tehsil office. Manmad Municipal corporation Provides water after 15 days by pipeline. Kopargaon is a town and municipality located in the Ahmednagar district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Kopargaon is located about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from the holy town of Shirdi. Kopargaon Itself is also a holy place. The only temple of Daityaguru Shukracharya (Demons Guru) is located at Kopargaon. During that time a vidya called Sanjivani Viday was performed here to make alive to dead person. The main feature of this temple is any of the pooja, vidhi, marriage, narayan-nag bali poojan, kal-sarpa poojan can be performed here without any muhurta, and with best effects as said in Hindu holy books. Datta Par located at the banks of river Godavari is mentioned in Guru Charitra of Sai Baba, the temple of Datta Guru was established with the hands of Sri Sai Baba himself in year around 1910-1915. Vishvaraj Infrastructure Limited (VIL India) spotted this opportunity and created a transport project for Malegaon – Manmad – Kopergaon.
Augmentation of 75.6 km of Malegaon – Manmad – Kopergaon in Nashik District of Maharashtra, under a Built, Operate and Transfer (“BOT”), Concession Period is 21 Years. Project SPV is Malegaon Manmad Kopargaon Infrastructure and Toll Road Pvt. Ltd. is consortium comprising of Essel Group and VIL Group and Public Works Department, Maharashtra. The Project Value is USD 20 Mn and its operational since 2007.