The pink city Jaipur is located just 270km from nation’s capital city Delhi. This makes Jaipur very easily accessible by everyone, from tourists to youngsters up for a weekend trip from Delhi to businessmen planning to expand their businesses.
But what if this six hour drive between Jaipur-Delhi was shortened by four hours? How would it be if you could cover the distance in just 2 hours? Would that not be great? But is it possible? How?
Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari has revealed that a new access control highway would be built between Jaipur and Delhi to reduce the travel time between these two cities to just 2 hours.
Gadkari told that the project to construct the new Delhi-Jaipur access control highway would cost Rs.16,000 crore. The construction is scheduled to start in January 2017. However, the land acquisition process for the same would start off soon.
Other than the construction of the new access control highway between Delhi-Jaipur, many improvement works would be completed. Gadkari has already laid the foundation stone for a Rs.1,005 crore project that will look after the improvement work on 3 junctions on NH-8. Since NH-8 is currently the most preferred route between Delhi and Jaipur, 4 underpasses and many flyovers would also be constructed on NH-8 to make the traffic run smoothly. The work going on the flyover at IMT (Industrial Model Township) Manesar Chowk would be completed soon. Also the junction near Ambience Mall would be improved.
Nitin Gadkari also assured of starting construction work on the Manesar-Gurgaon bypass soon. Even the pilot project of Metrino System between Dhaula Kuan and Manesar has got clearance and would soon start.
Nothing could make travelers happier than the reduction of travel time between Delhi and Jaipur. But there is one more reason to feel good about – the new highway would allow drivers to drive at a speed more than 100 kmph, which is the current legal speed limit in India.
So Jaipurites, Delhi is going to get closer!