Elevated corridor to ease traffic snarls on Delhi-Jaipur highway

Elevated corridor to ease traffic snarls on Delhi-Jaipur highway

In an attempt to ease traffic congestion on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, the Centre is proposing to build an elevated corridor covering Gurgaon’s busiest Hero Honda Chowk at a cost of Rs 900 crore.

The project, likely to be take up with a 50:50 cost sharing basis between the Centre and the Haryana government, once completed, is expected to address the biggest traffic snarls on the busy stretch of the national highway.

Haryana Chief Minster Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is scheduled to meet Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Oscar Fernandes on September 18 here, is likely to finalise the project.

Though the exact length of elevated corridor is yet to be decided, sources in the Ministry of Highways told Deccan Herald that it “may be 9-12 km long, stretching from Rajiv Chowk to Kherki Dhaula on the national highway.”

However, sources added that a fresh traffic and feasibility study would be conducted before its construction.

Earlier, Fernandes, who travelled by road from Jaipur to Delhi soon after taking charge as minister, also visited the spot and held a meeting with officials of the Haryana government. 

Expressing concern about issues being faced by commuters on this stretch, the minister said people were very agitated over the Hero Honda Chowk problem and wanted an immediate solution to the long-pending issue.

He assured the villagers that he would soon meet Chief Minister Hooda, with whom he had earlier had two meetings, to take measures to address the problem.

Though, several proposals were mooted earlier by the National Highway Development Authority to build flyovers and under-passes to ease the traffic on this stretch, they failed to materialise due to differences on land acquisition and cost of the project.