Here’s some good news for anyone who commutes between Jaipur and Gurugram. Very soon, they will be able to do so in 90 minutes flat, by road!
Wondering if that is even possible?
Well, the government has announced that the two cities will be connected by a super expressway where speed limits will be revised, cutting down commuting time by hours. At present, it takes more than five hours to go from Jaipur to Gurugram by road.
Highways minister Nitin Gadkari made the announcement recently, noting that the work is slated to begin soon.
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The distance between Jaipur and Gurugram is 260 km and the “super” expressway will be covering about 200 km that will lead commuters from the outskirts of one city to the other.
“We will revise the maximum speed limit. The proposed expressway will take off from the outskirts of Gurgaon (Gurugram) and join Jaipur ring road. We expect this total stretch to be around 200 km. Since it will be access controlled, one can maintain high speech all along the expressway,” said Nitin Gadkari, speaking to the Times of India.
Access controlled highways or expressways are designed where the traffic flow is extremely regulated to allow vehicles to commute in high speeds. Such expressways do not allow for people to walk nor do they allow parking.
In India, expressways allow vehicles to touch 100 kmph and in highways the speed limit is set at 90 kmph. The minister noted that the Haryana state government has already cleared the plans for the expressway and the land acquisition is likely to begin soon.