Union minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari today said a new access control highway would be constructed between Delhi and Jaipur which would reduce the travel time between the cities to just two hours.
The 270-km distance takes over six hours by road now.
The Minister also said an “intelligent transport” system – with CCTV cameras installed to monitor the traffic rule violators – would be put in place on NH-8.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone for improvement work on three junctions on NH-8, at an estimated cost of Rs 1,005 crore, Gadkari said the work would be completed in 15 months instead of the originally planned 30.
Referring to the new Delhi-Jaipur access control highway, Gadkari said the project would cost Rs 16,000 crore and work on it will be started in January, 2017. The land acquisition process for the new highway would be started soon.
On plans to ensure seamless traffic flow on NH-8, he said work on the flyover at IMT Manesar Chowk would be completed soon. He said four underpasses and as many flyovers would be constructed to make the traffic movement seamless.
amar ujala newspaper 12/09/2016 : http://epaper.amarujala.com/