Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport and Highways Minister, has announced a new highway connecting Delhi and Jaipur which will enable people to travel from one city to another in just two hours. Currently, it takes more than six hours to cover the 270 km between the cities.
The new Delhi-Jaipur highway will be access-controlled and would cost Rs 16,000 crore. While the land acquisition process is expected to start soon, construction work will begin in January 2017.
Gadkari further shared the plans to develop a smart transport system for National Highway 8 (NH 8) equipped with CCTV cameras which will help in monitoring violators of traffic rules. Work worth Rs 1,005 crore has also begun for improving three junctions on NH 8 which are expected to be completed within 15 months.
The Ministry also aims to ensure seamless flow of traffic on NH 8 through a flyover at IMT Manesar chowk, the work for which is expected to be completed soon. Four underpasses and flyovers each are also proposed for the region.
Other projects proposed for the area include improvement of junction near Ambience Mall, development of Manesar-Gurgaon bypass and Metrino rail between Manesar and Dhaula Kuan.