135km, six lanes and a 1.5hr drive: This is how life on fast lane will pan out for you

NEW DELHI: Travel between Palwal and Kundli will turn into seamless and the travel time will come down via half to only one-and-a-half hours from next month with the outlet of the six-lane Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE).

However, the limited-access highway nonetheless doesn’t have gas stations, restore stores and consuming joints. The executive may also must maintain robust enforcement towards dashing and provide easy connectivity for those exiting the limited-access highway against Chandigarh.

TOI travelled on the 135-km stretch on Saturday and saw how engineers and construction employees have been doing shifts round-the-clock to complete the work via April 29 when PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the stretch. National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials stated the limited-access highway would raise the bar for long term highway initiatives. Travelling all of the stretch via automotive could value around Rs 200 while vehicles and buses can have to shell out about Rs 650. The toll charges shall be 1.25 occasions greater than different NHs.

To ruin the monotony, NHAI is putting in 28 vibrant fountains at all of the interchanges and at main bridges. Over three dozen replicas of well-liked monuments are being put in along the limited-access highway. “We have fenced all of the stretch to verify no animal gets on to the limited-access highway. Learning from experience of different expressways, we are installing side road lighting fixtures all along the stretch. Retro-reflective tapes had been used to suggest the gap each and every hundred metres,” an NHAI official stated.

Officials supervising the venture stated all of the stretch would turn stunning after the monsoon. “Bougainvillea saplings shall be planted on the median. The colour development will change after each and every kilometre,” the official stated.

NHAI chief common supervisor B S Singla stated eight kiosks or ‘Highway Nests’ meting out consuming water, tea/coffee and packaged food could be in position ahead of April 29 .

Sources admitted that while site visitors coming from Chandigarh could smoothly get on to the limited-access highway at Kundli, there can be a site visitors jam on the different carriageway since Haryana executive had no longer but built the interchange.

“Before permitting industrial operations, NHAI must perform safety audit and conduct trial run of vehicles. There must be larger enforcement to avoid on-road parking and other people taking selfies near the fountains to avoid accidents,” road safety activist Anurag Kulshrestha stated.

As in line with the plan, the road will get fashionable tolling and incident management machine to track motion of vehicles, accidents and different emergencies on real-time foundation but it will take greater than six months to position all those in position. This part of the venture shall be undertaken with assistance from JICA.

135km, six lanes and a 1.5hr drive: This is how life on fast lane will pan out for you 135km, six lanes and a 1.5hr drive: This is how life on fast lane will pan out for you Reviewed by kailash soni on April 16, 2018 Rating: 5
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