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New link to divert IMT traffic, ease rush on Jaipur highway

Come 2013 and the agonising traffic congestion on the busy Delhi-Jaipur highway will ease. Deevakar Anand reports.

gurgaon Updated: Jan 28, 2012 01:00 IST
Deevakar Anand
Deevakar Anand
Hindustan Times

Come 2013 and the agonising traffic congestion on the busy Delhi-Jaipur highway will ease.

Around 8,000 heavy passenger vehicles which make a beeline everyday to enter and exit Industrial Model Township (IMT) in Manesar, disrupting traffic movement on the Delhi-Jaipur highway, will be diverted through an upcoming new link road connecting IMT with Pataudi Road.

The engineering department of the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) will soon float a tender in this regard. A senior official of HSIIDC confirmed the development to Hindustan Times on Friday and said the project will be completed in ten months.

“The 60-metre wide and 1.82 kilometre-long road will join IMT's Sector 8 with the Pataudi Road at Jhund Sarai village,” said the official, adding that the project will cost around Rs 2-3 crore and will be toll-free.

All heavy trucks will avoid IMT Chowk and take alternative routes through Bilaspur and Pachgaon crossings on NH-8 which are directly connected with Pataudi.

Once the upcoming Kundli- Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway and Northern Peripheral Road is ready, traffic could be diverted through them too as both the expressways intersect the Pataudi Road.

At present, the two other entry and exit points to IMT — NH-8 to Sector 2 near Seeta Holiday Resorts and from behind the Manesar police station on the highway — are under litigation in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The only access point through IMT Chowk throws vehicular movement on Jaipur road out of gear with each heavy vehicle taking at least two minutes to enter the Manesar township.

The four laning of the Delhi-Jaipur highway which is under way at present, further slows down traffic at IMT Chowk.

First Published: Jan 28, 2012 00:58 IST