The highways ministry has approved spending Rs 221 crore to make Gurgaon-Jaipur stretch of NH-8 safer and better for road users.
The amount will be spent for installing metal beam crash barriers, building 20 foot overbridges and constructing big drains to prevent flooding the highway . This is over and above the Rs 350 crore that NHAI board approved last week for completing the remaining work. Highways minister Nitin Gadkari has approved these works and has directed NHAI to complete works quickly. As per NHAI, metal beam crash barriers between the main carriageway and service lanes will be installed all along the 175 km highway to avoid jaywalking. Such barriers will be fixed in the medians (central divider) along another 30 km stretch falling in urban areas.
Stretches falling under urban areas will be fully covered with bitumen or cement concrete to discourage illegal parking.
“All these works will cost around Rs 98 crore,“ an NHAI official said.
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