In a few months, the drive between Jaipur and Delhi-NCR could take you down a different route, which is part of the bigger Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
The first phase of the expressway — from Sohna to Jaipur — after its completion will take some of the traffic load off NH-8, the main Delhi-Gurugram-Jaipur corridor that has become very congested over the years, and help commuters reduce their travel time.
Five flyovers and one cloverleaf will be built on the Sohna-Firozepur Jhirka stretch of the expressway, according to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Also, there will be five other interchanges on this stretch, which will allow commuters to get on to this greenfield expressway and exit.
The Sohna-Jaipur section of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is likely to get completed by the end of this year, a senior NHAI official has said.
According to a senior official, this eight-lane expressway is being developed with a provision to expand it to 12-lane thoroughfare in the future, with a proposed speed of 120 kmph. In addition, a network of 92 wayside amenities has also been planned on either side of the expressways at an interval of 50km from Sohna onwards.
According to the highway authority, nearly 60% work in this section of the expressway, which includes a 79-km stretch in south Haryana between Sohna and Firozepur Jhirka, is complete