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Delhi-Jaipur Expressway to cut drive time from 4-5 hrs to 120 mins

SNS | New Delhi |

The Proposed Route Will Reduce The Distance Between The Two Capitals By 40kms. Branching Out From The Delhi-Gurugram Speedway, It Will Pass Through Seven Districts.

A big relief is coming for people residing and frequently travelling between Delhi and Jaipur. The plan for a new 195km super expressway project, connecting the two cities, has been finalised and the land acquisition for the same has begun in full swing.

The 195km speedway will branch out from the Delhi-Gurugram express way near Kherkhi Daula toll plaza and will pass through seven districts before culminating at Chandwaji in Jaipur district. It will be a six-lane road with three on each side. What’s interesting about this route is the fact that it will reduce the distance by 40km and the travelling time by 2-3 hours.

Earlier, Union road transport and highways minister, Nitin Gadkari had said that the time between Delhi-Jaipur will be reduced to 90 minutes via the previously proposed expressway. It was going to be a 226km greenfield expressway, which would have started from the Indira Gandhi International airport, Delhi and terminated at Daulatpura, Jaipur. However, that speedway plan was scrapped as it incurred higher acquisition and relocation costs.

Ashok Sharma, project director, NHAI (National Highway Authority of India), said, “Land has been identified and the acquisition process has been initiated. There are two sections of the project in Haryana and Rajasthan. The acquisition process has started on the Haryana side.”

Presently, the distance between Delhi and Jaipur is 235km and the time taken to travel revolves around 4-5 hours. Plus, the current highway is too crowded, and the frequent traffic jams further stretch the time further.

The expected building cost of this super expressway will be around Rs 6,530 crores, in addition to the Rs 5,000 crores required for rehabilitation and resettlement of the population. The total land required for the project is 1755 hectares, of which 360.65 hectares is government’s land, while 38 hectares comes in protected forest in Haryana and Rajasthan and 1.22 hectares is a reserve forest area. It will be pass through 423 villages of Gurugram, Jhajjar, Rewari, Mahendergarh, Alwar, Sikar and Jaipur.

Source: CarDekho