National Highway 8 (India, old numbering)

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National Highway 8
Map of Old NH 8 in red
Route information
Maintained by National Highways Authority of India
Length2,807 km (1,744 mi)
Major junctions
North endNew Delhi
South endMumbai
Jaipur - Ajmer - Beawar - Udaipur - Ahmedabad - Vadodara - Surat
Highway system
NH 48 between Udaipur and Ahmedabad
Section of NH48 between Delhi and Jaipur

National Highway 8 (NH 8) was a 4-lane (6-lane in most parts of Gujarat and between Delhi-Jaipur) 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, Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Vadodara , Surat and Kheda. The total length is 1428km.[1] Under the new numbering it has become part of the NH48.

The highway is part of the Golden Quadrilateral project undertaken by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and was the first section to be completed. The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway, Jaipur-Kishangarh 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 or Dwarka Expressway[edit]

The Northern Peripheral Road (commonly known as Dwarka Expressway) is being developed under the public private partnership (PPP) model. This stretch will connect Dwarka with NH 8 (now renumbered National Highway 48 (India)|NH 48) at Kherki Dhaula and will intersect Gurgaon-Pataudi road.

Dwarka Expressway 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 Garhi Harsaru dry depot ICD.[4] It was planned to be completed in 2013 but has faced many hurdles as land on some sections has not been acquired. It has been declared a national highway and numbered NH 248-BB to overcome the hurdle of land acquisition as NHAI can acquire land directly bypassing the state governments. It may be completed in 2019.

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Details of National Highways in India-Source-Govt. of India
  2. ^ "Haryana to fast-track early bird projects on industrial corridor". 23 December 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor gets Japan's push | Real Estate News, property news, Property classified, property listing, realty, real estate India". 29 December 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  4. ^ "HUDA floats tender for Northern Peripheral Road". The Times Of India. 17 February 2011.

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