Very soon the distance between New Delhi and Jaipur could be covered within 120 minutes as the land acquisition process has commenced for a new super expressway between these two cities under the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). This expressway will cut the total distance by 40 km.
This new track will not be made within the city but will be branched from the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway near the Kherki Daula toll plaza in Gurgaon. This new speedway will pass through seven districts — Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Rewari, Mahendergarh, Alwar, Sikar and Jaipur — including 423 villages before ending in Jaipur city. The usual distance of around 235 km between Delhi-Jaipur will be reduced to 195 km after this fully-access-controlled six-lane expressway is made to connect the two state capitals.
The NHAI officials have stated that this super expressway will let you complete the Gurgaon-Jaipur journey within 120 minutes which is nothing less than a giant feat. Normally, this journey takes 4-5 hours and even more if there is a heavy traffic.
The Union environment ministry’s expert appraisal committee (EAC) for infrastructure projects has submitted the documents which state that a total of Rs 6,530 crore is the expected cost to built this super speed track. Most of the land needed to be acquired for building this project is privately owned and the resettlement cost is Rs 5,000 crore which is sizable.
According to a Times of India report, NHAI’s project director, Ashok Sharma has stated the process has begun and soon the construction will start. ” The acquisition process has started for two sections of the project in Haryana and Rajasthan. The acquisition process has started on the Haryana side.”
This project’s feasibility report has stated that the land use will be changed to Highway construction from agriculture, forest and settlement. There is no densely populated area along the proposed expressway.