Nitin Gadkari, the transport minister of Indian has recently announced the construction of a new highway between Delhi and Jaipur along with other measures to improve connectivity between the two cities. The time taken to cover the distance would now be reduced to only 2 hours.
The land acquisition for the construction would start soon and the construction would start around January 2017, costing somewhere around 16,000 crores, as of now the 270-km distance between the two cities takes over 6 hours by road, which would be reduced by 66 percent.
On the foundation day for the improvement works on three junctions on NH-8, Gadkari also said that the ‘intelligent transport system’ with CCTV cameras to monitor traffic rule violators would be installed on NH-8. The cost for the improvements are estimated to be around Rs. 1,005 crores, it would be completed in 15 months instead of the planned 30.
The construction of various flyovers and underpasses would also take place on NH-8 the major one being the flyover at IMT Manesar Chowk for the swift and easy moving traffic on the highway to avoid any congestion.
Gadkari also commented on the Dwaraka Expressway saying that the work has started and would be completed soon. The Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, asked Gadkari to get the 1.75-Km stretch of this expressway done quickly which falls on the Delhi area.
Gadkari went on to state that the junction near Ambience Mall would also go through some improvements. In addition, he assured that the Manesar-Gurgaon bypass work would start in the early future. The pilot project of the Merino System, between Dhaula Kuan in Delhi and Manesar, would start on its construction soon after being cleared recently.