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Old 29th July 2015, 03:04   #16
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Breaking rules has no punishment in our country. Unless we get fined severly for doing it, we will continue to be the same.

If you observe the roads you do notice majority of the traffic is trucks. When planning traffic, you do need to take the amount of industries in the area. In industrial clusters, trucks are provided timing to enter or leave the area. Thus for example no truck should be in a particular area during peak hours and majority truck traffic should be shifted to the night.

I really feel for folks who live in this area. The dust itself can cause so many ailments.

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The Delhi Jaipur highway is choke a block with truck trailers of all shapes and sizes. The pathetic road conditions,lack of basic driving etiquette,non adherence of traffic laws. There are multiple factors and any one particular reason cannot be assigned.
As it had been already said in this thread earlier, it is really terrifying traveling among these container trailers. The things take a worse turn around toll booths where everyone is in a hurry to pay toll and run away.
Going by the current traffic loads, the present road needs to be at least 12 lane road with exclusive lanes for heavy commercial vehicles.
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Commercial and residential development along NH-8 is increasing the congestion. It looks like an extension of Delhi-NCR all the way till Manesar and may be more(have not visited for some time). I recall that we in army would talk about NSG, Manesar being quite a distance away involving a kind of out of station drive from Delhi. It is mostly bumper to bumper now. The way the traffic density is increasing, additional lanes will also fall short in few years time. It is more important to plan urban and industrial development away from the this main axis and possibly a model like Yamuna expressway development can be adopted to segregate traffic from surrounding human habitations.
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Yes, agreed. Do note that most of the commercial traffic is contributed from the Mumbai route. I shudder to think what will happen when the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor gets underway.
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As a frequent user of NH8, I am happy to report that the condition has improved significantly in the last one year. Now most of the flyovers are constructed and except few places there are no diversions. Earlier there were diversions every 20 Km.

In Rajasthan side, the only missing link is the Shahpura Flyover where traffic still has to go through the main thoroughfare. Both Kotputli and Behror flyover are complete and open to traffic. The flyover at Rewari is almost complete and should be ready in few days. This will smooth out traffic at Rewari intersection.

In Haryana Side, there are still few flyovers to be completed near Manesar and the bottleneck is between the toll and Manesar. They are under construction and will take few months before they can be completed.

I also travel frequently on Delhi Chandigarh Highway and there also there is significant progress in the last one year. In Derabassi, there is an elevated road being constructed for easing out traffic congestion and in six months, 50% of the work is complete.

There are plans to construct an expressway between Delhi and Jaipur. If that happens then it will be a smooth ride.
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A colleague took a volvo from delhi to jaipur and told me it took him 4-5 hours to complete teh journey.
Has the highway been completely fixed up??
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Yes, except for two flyovers near to Dundahera which need to be completed, the rest of the road to Jaipur has been fixed. It is again a smooth ride, except that trucks play havoc on this route (but that is the truth about all highways in India). It is frustrating and dangerous when three trucks are moving parallel for a long time together in the 3 lanes each carriageway. For most part of the journey you will end up either moving slow or trying to weave yourself in and out of the truck menace. That said, the ride has again become smooth (travelled from Delhi to Jaipur on June 23, 2016). Let us wait for someone to report in next after the monsoon is over.

NH24 is also a smooth ride after the first toll from Ghaziabad to Bareilly. The newly developed Crossings Republic and stretches near Vijaynagar in Ghaziabad are a nightmare. Recently I returned from Nainital and while Moradab to Ghaziabad took less than 3 hours with a stop, the queue leading to the Lalkuan flyover to Crossings Republic was a nightmare and those 2 km took us over an hour to cross. Just because some well intentioned youth were trying to clear vehicles coming from the Crossing Republic side and merging with NH24 to cross over smoothly, then ended up creating a 2 km long queue on either side with vehicles scarcely moving.
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