The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned Rs 550 crore for development and repair works on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway, which forms a crucial part of the golden quadrilateral and has seen an immense increase in industrial activities over the past few years.
In another key decision, the Ministry has given its approval for the construction of service roads of of 440 km adjacent to the national highway, considering that several industrial zones, universities and townships have come-up along the road.
Work on the Shahpura-Paota flyover has commenced, and work on the construction of service lanes is expected to be completed by December this year. Moreover, in order to reduce road accidents, 20 foot overbridges will be constructed across the highway. Besides, parking for trucks will be constructed at Shahapura to reduce congestion on the highway and other issues, such as drainage, main carriageway and crush barriers will also be explored for ensuring free flow of traffic, according to reports.