Super expressway from Gurugram to Jaipur to bring down travel time to just 90 minutes

16th Mar 2017
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Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari recently announced the construction of a super expressway between Gurugram and Jaipur during a public function held at Dausa, Rajasthan. The super expressway will cut down the commute time by road between the two cities from six hours to just 90 minutes.

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While in conversation with Times of India, Nitin Gadkari explained the plan in detail,

We will revise the maximum speed limit. The proposed expressway will take off from the outskirts of Gurgaon (Gurugram) and join Jaipur Ring Road. We expect this total stretch to be around 200 km. Since it will be access controlled, one can maintain high speed all along the expressway.

The distance between Gurugram and Jaipur is around 260 km, and the super expressway will cover a distance of 200 km, the distance from the outskirts of Gurugram till Ring Road in Jaipur.

The plan is to construct an access controlled expressway, which is designed in such a way that the traffic flow is well regulated, with neither walking nor parking being allowed. The design of access controlled highways ensures that the vehicles are able to commute at a very high speed.

The maximum speed limit of the highway for passenger vehicles between Jaipur and Gurugram is presently 90 kmph. The expressways usually have a maximum speed limit of 100 kmph. However, these access controlled highways will be designed in such a way that the speed limit can be much higher than usual.

The talks about land acquisition have already begun, and Gadkari has also urged Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to start working on the same. While speaking to Times of India, Gadkari said,

The Haryana government has cleared the alignment. I request Rajeji to complete land acquisition and give approval for that alignment so that we can start the work this year.

It is expected that the work on this new expressway will be finished within 15 months of its commencement, and that an investment of about Rs 16,000 crores will be made in it.

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