With a commitment to providing high-quality national highways, the Secretary Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Chairperson NHAI visited the Delhi-Jaipur section of NH 48 on October 19, 2022.
The Secretary assessed the condition of the highway and directed the NHAI-hired contractors to complete the work as soon as possible. Teams of NHAI officials and contractors are working around the clock to improve the condition of the road.
The repair work and reconstruction of the 225 km long Gurgaon-Jaipur highway has been awarded to three different contractors, who have already been mobilised to take up the repair works on priority. One agency has been engaged for the 64 km long Haryana portion, and the 161 km long Rajasthan portion has been awarded to another agency for faster construction. A third contract has been awarded for the construction of 15 new structures to resolve the frequent issue of traffic congestion on the highway. These works will cost a total of Rs. 913 crores.
The critical locations like Vartika flyover, Rampura flyover, Dharuhera, and Masani have been repaired, and the progress on the other locations in the Haryana portion is being expedited for faster completion.
The NHAI Chairperson, while reviewing the progress of maintenance works, advised constructing proper diversions, including widening of service roads, to ensure smooth traffic movement prior to taking up construction of structures. The issue of water logging and the need for proper drainage for Bhiwadi’s industrial waste was also discussed. Secretary MORTH requested state government officials to coordinate efforts to resolve the issue.
The Delhi-Jaipur national highway is an important link between the two cities’ national capital and the state capital of Rajasthan for socio-economic connectivity. The upkeep of this stretch is a high priority for NHAI and it is making all efforts to ensure safe and smooth travel for commuters.