This expressway was opened in January 2008, approximately 28km from Delhi. It is one of the most essential road developments in India. The expressway associates both the residential and air terminals to Delhi and Gurgaon too. The expressway has been built by these authorities.
· The Delhi Development Authority (DDA)
· The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)
· The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI)
· The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA)
The Benefits of Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway (NH8)
Delhi has one of the most elevated per capita wages in India and it has the biggest number of motorized vehicles. As a business center point of Northern India, Delhi-Gurgaon area is as of now on one of the busiest traffic supply routes in the National Highways network. The expressway gives vital connects toward the western ports and the North Indian markets. It also gives an impact on the new developed townships and regions such as Dwarka.
The project changes the entire phase and looks of the road connection from Delhi to Gurgaon area. The main reason is to decrease the traffics issues faced by the public and to reduce the number of accidents. It is a Golden Quadrilateral (GQ) Project which is the biggest platform in India. This has been conducted extensively by India’s leading authority called the National Highways Development Project (NHDP). This expressway connects to 6 lanes expressways from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai and also other parts of India.
The Expressway Route
The expressway starts at Rao Tula Ram Junction in Delhi (14.3km) and ends at Manesar on the regions of Gurgaon (42km). However, it was reached out by 3km because of a structural change which fused another eight-path section from DhaulaKuan to Rao Tula Ram Marg. The road project lies somewhere in Delhi and halfway in Haryana.
Flyovers and Subways
· There are a total of 11 flyovers and bridges
· There are six lanes in the range of 36.63km and 42km and eight lanes in the range
of 14.30km and 36.63km.
· There are four tolls all together including a 32-lane toll on the Delhi-Haryana border
and the biggest toll in Asia.
· Four subways have been developed along the expressway. A foot overbridge has been opened, while there are plans for the development of six more foot over bridges.
The expressway included the structure and development of the flyovers:
· Rao Tula Ram junction has 3 lanes.
· Palam junction has 3 lanes.
· Mahipalpur junction has 8 lanes.
· Radisson / IGI junction has 4 lanes.
· Rajokri junction which was opened in 2006 has 8 lanes.
· Shankar Chowk has 8 lanes.
· IFFCO Chowk has 8 lanes.
· Small flyover near IFFCO Chowk which was opened in March 2007 has 8 lanes.
· South City junction which was opened in March 2007 has 8 lanes.
· Jharsa junction was opened in 2006 has 8 lanes.
· Rajiv Chowk was opened in 2006 has 8 lanes.
Speed Track Alert
It includes special areas of road implied just for vehicles going at speeds of 80-100 km/h. There is a special lane for the vehicles which are heavy load like lorries, busses to go in the slower lane. It has to be followed according to the rules of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway (NH8). Furthermore, SOS phones are situated at each 1.5km. There are few slots of CCTV on the expressway to screen the traffic.
Services and Total Costs
· M/s Rites Ltd and Sheladia LR Kadiya li are Indian-US joint projects that joints to collaborate with the main ventures.
· The cost for the road venture was orchestrated by SREI International Finance Ltd and the expense is assessed at approx. Rs10bn.
The shareholders of SREI International Finance Ltd that associate with this project is:
· The International Finance Corporation,
· Washington (a World Bank Group Company)
· FMO (claimed by the legislature of the Netherlands
· DEG (possessed by the German government through the financial organization KfW).
· The Belgium government through Belgium Investment Overseas (BIO) and took part in it.
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