The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has assured commuters that work on the Gurgaon-Jaipur highway (NH8) will not slow traffic between Delhi and Jaipur during the Commonwealth Games.
The 225.6km stretch between Gurgaon and Jaipur is being expanded from four to six lanes. The number of detours on the stretch — five at present — is likely to go up to 20 in October, NHAI officials said.
A large number of Games enthusiasts, especially foreigners, are expected to travel to Jaipur and Udaipur from Delhi using NH8 during or after the Games.
Rakesh Gupta, project director (NH-8), said that since the work on both sides of the highway was under way, traffic would not be hindered.
As many as 44 flyovers, one railway overbridge, 38 pedestrians crossings, 16 truck lanes, 51 bus bay shelters and three toll plazas are supposed to come up on this stretch, all by December 2011. Pinkcity Expressway Private Limited, a consortium company of ETA-KMC, had bagged the project on BOT (built, operate and transfer) basis.