National Highway 8 (India)

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Indian National Highway 8
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National Highway 8
Road map of India with National Highway 8 highlighted in solid blue color
Route information
Length: 1,428 km (887 mi)
Major junctions
North end: New Delhi
 
South end: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Location
Primary
destinations:
Delhi - Jaipur - Ajmer - Beawar - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Vadodra - Surat - Mumbai
Highway system
NH 7A NH 8A
NH 8 between Udaipur and Ahmedabad
Section of NH8 between Delhi and Jaipur

National Highway 8 (NH 8) is a National Highway in India. According to estimates, it is the busiest highway in the subcontinent, as it connects the national capital Delhi to the financial capital Mumbai, as well as important cities Gurgaon, Ajmer, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur and Vadodara. The total length is 1,428 km (887 mi).[1]

The highway is part of the Golden Quadrilateral project undertaken by National Highways Authority of India and was the first section to be completed. The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway and NE 1 are part of NH 8. Before entering downtown Mumbai, NH 8 passes through nearly all the suburbs on the western line of Mumbai Suburban Railway, where it is popularly known as Western Express Highway.

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project[edit]

This Indo-Japanese multi-billion Corridor lies on National Highway -8. Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Limited (DMICDC), the special purpose vehicle (SPV) floated by the government of India for implementing the DMIC projects, had appointed the consultant for undertaking a study on the master plan for the Manesar-Bawal Investment Region (MBIR) and undertaking pre-feasibility studies for two early bird projects. The Haryana government had identified four Early Bird Projects to be implemented as a pilot initiative within the DMIC region, which includes Mass Rapid Transportation System between Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal, exhibition-cum-convention centre, integrated multi-modal logistics hub and new passenger rail link.[2] The first phase was completed by 2012 with an estimated $90 billion ( Rs 4,23,000 crore) to invested developing infrastructure in the investment regions.[3]

Northern Peripheral Road[edit]

The Northern Peripheral Road is being developed under the public private partnership (PPP) model. This stretch will connect Dwarka with National Highway 8 at Kherki Dhaula and will pass Pataudi Road. The NPR stretch has been planned as an alternate link road between Delhi and Gurgaon, and is expected to ease traffic congestion on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. The road will also provide connectivity to the much-touted Reliance-HSIIDC SEZ besides the Garhi Harsaru dry depot.[4]

Much like Delhi, Gurgaon too will have a BRT corridor to decongest traffic on the Northern Peripheral Road. In several sections, the NPR will have provisions for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor to ensure smooth flow of traffic. The road will be fully developed in March 2017.[5]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Details of National Highways in India-Source-Govt. of India
  2. ^ "Haryana to fast-track early bird projects on industrial corridor". Thaindian.com. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor gets Japan’s push | Real Estate News, property news, Property classified, property listing, realty, real estate India". Blog.propertynice.com. 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  4. ^ "HUDA floats tender for Northern Peripheral Road". The Times Of India. 2011-02-17. 
  5. ^ "HUDA plans BRT corridor on upcoming NPR project". The Times Of India. 2011-02-18.