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Centre plans to take up northern Ring Rd under Vision 2047 plan, ET Infra


JAIPUR: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) are in the process of bringing the northern Ring Road Corridor Project in Jaipur under the Union government’s Vision 2047 plan, instead of the earlier Bharatmala II project.

“There are several doubts on the execution of Bharatamala II projects. And with MoRTH minister Nitin Gadkari taking special interest in the Ring Road corridor project for Jaipur, NHAI and MoRTH are trying out ways to include it in some other programme of the Union government to execute it as fast as possible. In all probability, it may be included in the Vision 2047 programme of the Union government,” said a senior NHAI official.

The Northern Ring Road project is divided into two parts, under which NHAI has to connect two arms of the Ring Road. One arm would be connected from Mahapura area of Ajmer Road, from where the already existing Southern Ring Road starts, and will end at Chandwaji village on Delhi Road. The second arm will connect Chandwaji village to Bagrana village on Agra Road, where the present Southern Ring Road ends.

“Once the Northern Ring Road is completed, the entire corridor will take shape of a ring surrounding the outskirts of the main city. Four important highways on all four sides of the city, the Ajmer Road, the Tonk Road, the Agra Road and the Delhi Road, will be connected with this ring road,” an NHAI official explained.

Officials said that the first arm of the Northern Ring Road – the 52-km stretch between Mahapura and Chandwaji – is the need of the hour. Once this stretch is completed, vehicles will no longer have to travel to the congested 200-Feet Bypass and can reach Delhi Road directly through this corridor from Mahapura itself.

“The second arm – a 44-km stretch between Chandwaji and Bagrana – won’t be that popular. NHAI is constructing a link road for the Delhi Vadodara Expressway between Bagrana and Bandikui exit of the expressway. We don’t feel that Delhi-bound vehicles from Agra Road will travel on the opposite direction through the second arm of the Northern Ring Road. These vehicles would prefer to take the link road and then the expressway at Bandikui to reach Delhi,” another NHAI official opined.

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