New Gurugram to Jaipur Super Expressway to cut down travel time to just 90 minutes!

The 200 km long super expressway will start from the outskirts of Gurugram and go up to Jaipur's Ring Road completing the travel on this new stretch in 90 minutes

By: | Updated: March 15, 2017 2:25 PM
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In a recent public function held at Dausa, Rajasthan, Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping laid the foundation stone of a new super expressway between Gurugram and Jaipur. The ministry claims that the 225 km (approximately) distance would be covered in 90 minutes wherein the new road would start from the outskirts of Gurugram and at the Jaipur Ring Road. In addition, the minister also stated that this is the second advanced cement concrete highway in the country after the Mumbai-Pune expressway. “Agra-Delhi is also considered an express highway but it is not as per the expressway standard. After Mumbai-Pune expressway, the Delhi-Jaipur stretch will be the second express highway in the country,” he told PTI. Work on the new expressway is expected to finish within the next 15 months according to the recent high-level meeting at Dausa and would entail an investment of about Rs 16,000 crores.

At present, the duration by road between the two cities is around six hours which has a maximum speed limit of 90 kmph for passenger vehicles. The new expressway will be access controlled, which would help in maintaining consistent high speed. In order to cover the mentioned distance in 90 minutes, the speed limit too will need to be upped by a significant margin. The highway would need to have a speed limit of around 150 km/h to achieve the claimed time limit. Such high speeds would, however, create a lot of safety concerns. In addition, commuters would have to face congestion before starting off on the super expressway. Overall commuting time would still get reduced significantly compared to the time taken currently on NH8.

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Although the new expressway is expected to have CCTVs for close monitoring of violators and help in additional road safety, the sense of safety amongst road users is being heavily ignored. Ethics that are internationally followed such as indicating lane changes, use of right indications during panic braking as well as basic awareness of the right method of driving also needs to be addressed at the Road and Transport Offices level. This would not only reduce the rising number of accidents and deaths on roads, it would also bring about a better commuting experience for all road users.

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  1. M
    Oct 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    Yes, it is good initiatives by the govt. is the work started ?
    1. A
      Mar 15, 2017 at 9:49 am
      Gurgram to Jaipur in 90 Min, is it possiblle, by looking at map i dont think this distance will reduce to less than 180 km. Even with 180 KM once need to drive his vehical at riskier speed of 120 KMPH. Anyways Road quality will be good but claim of 90 min seems unrealistic.
      1. A
        Mar 15, 2017 at 9:52 am
        Just Checked news again.. Road quality will be of 150 KMPH.. superb. Gadkari is best, by looking at speed of current work in Gurugram i think he is able to complete this task in given time frame.
        1. N
          Nandlal saraswat
          Mar 14, 2017 at 7:09 pm
          Raj government thanks
          1. N
            Navneet yadav
            Mar 15, 2017 at 10:35 am
            Good news, we hope it will complete before dec 18
            1. P
              Piyush Sen
              Mar 15, 2017 at 5:53 am
              thank you sir it 'll really help people who are from Jaipur and doing job in Delhi(NCR). Really hats off if it built in a minimum time period.
              1. Ramakrishna Reddy
                Mar 15, 2017 at 6:50 am
                Excellent initiative!!!!I request to take stock of Bangalore-Mysore NICE corridor which is in progress for more than decade and help the citizens
                1. S
                  Mar 15, 2017 at 5:35 am
                  Superb Mr.Gadkari.....This is need of the hour and if you can manage to complete the project before Dec.2018,this will be another feather in your cap...Keep going..
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