Double-Decker Road To Come Up Over NH-8 Between Delhi And Manesar

Double-Decker Road To Come Up Over NH-8 Between Delhi And Manesar

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is anticipated to appoint a consultant for the highway project within the next two months. The plan is to create a two-layer elevated road over NH-8 from Dhaula Kuan to Manesar.

It is expected that the elevated route, which is exclusively intended for light cars, will ease traffic between Delhi and Gurgaon, particularly near the Sirhaul border.  

Vehicles travelling from Delhi to Manesar and Jaipur and vice versa would be allowed to use this elevated route, according to officials. A project feasibility analysis including traffic forecasts for the following 25 years will be carried out by the consultant.

Gurgaon MP and Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh had initially suggested the elevated route, and road and transport minister Nitin Gadkari had given in-principle clearance in December 2022.

Mr. Singh met with Gadkari to discuss the ongoing traffic congestion on NH-8, which causes car user to get stuck in jams frequently and drive for hours. According to him, the ministry intends to build a two-layer elevated road in consideration of the existing volume of traffic and anticipated future traffic increase.

The large volume of traffic between Delhi and Manesar is projected to continue in the future. Infrastructure improvement is required to handle the rising traffic, according to Singh.

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), is also concerned about the decongestion of the border between Delhi and Gurgaon and the highways leading from the city to the airport.

For the road-based connectivity between IGI Airport and Gurgaon, DIAL is gauging capacity. By the end of 2023, the passenger traffic at IGI is anticipated to rise from 7 million passengers annually to 109 million.

In order to assure easy access to IGI, an official stated that it is urgently necessary to upgrade or clear NH-8. The Gurgaon MP also brought up the proposed elevated road between Hero Honda Chowk and Umang Bharadwaj Chowk during the meeting.

In order to discuss utility relocation and specifics of the city metro project, which will have a similar alignment, NHAI representatives notified the minister that they are in contact with GMDA. To overcome the problems, Gadkari encouraged Singh to call a meeting of the GMDA and NHAI.


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