Ring Road transport corridor opens

JAIPUR: Nearly one-and-a-half years after inauguration, the transport corridor of the 47-km southern Ring Road, which connects Ajmer Road, Tonk Road and Agra Road, has been made operational after making temporarily arrangements.
As land possession for construction of cloverleaf structures on Agra Road is still pending, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) have provided access to the corridor after constructing the slip lanes.
To avoid traffic conflicts at entry and exit points, the NHAI will also make alterations till the time structures are not constructed.
On Ajmer Road, which is busiest highway comparatively to Agra Road and Tonk Road, the NHAI has decided to close a road cut on divider at Mahapura junction to avoid merging of urban traffic with highway traffic (Ring Road traffic).
A senior engineer of JDA said, "To avoid traffic conflict coming from Mahapura-end and Ring Road (Tonk Road end), the NHAI will close the existing road cut infront Kanchan Kesari. Once it is closed, traffic coming from Mahapura will have to take a left turn (towards Ajmer). After 500 metres, a new road cut will be opened."
He added, "If a vehicle coming towards Jaipur from Ajmer-end wants to travel on Ring Road, a road cut on divider ahead of DPS school will be opened.

The driver will have to take a U-turn and take the slip lane, which is connected with the Ring Road."
On Agra Road, a road cut will be provided for traffic coming from Jaipur to reach Ring Road. NHAI project director Ajay Kumar Arya said, "We have devised a traffic management plan. Diversions and merger will be done accordingly.

The corrective steps on the road will be completed within 10 days."
As the road has been made operational, the expected pressure of more than 20,000 cars, jeeps and other heavy vehicles in Jaipur city will be reduced. Since Diwali, around 10, 000 heavy vehicles are approximately are using the corridor.
An official informed, "Vehicles travelling on Ring Road will be charged with tolls ranging from Rs 50 to Rs 350. Passengers will have to pass through two toll plazas to cross the entire 47-km Ring Road.

The first toll is at Hingonia near Agra Road while the second toll is at Sitarampura near Jaipur-Phagi Road.

An amount of Rs 50 will be charged from light motor vehicles such as jeeps, cars, vans and Rs 80 for light commercial vehicles and Rs 185 for heavy vehicles.

For bigger carriers, Rs 350 will be charged."

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