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NH-48 Delhi-Gurgaon Highway to be closed for 90 days.

NH-48, a crucial highway which connects Delhi and Gurgaon will be closed for 90 days for maintenance work. Traffic likely to be affected.

Sunday saw the closure for 90 days of a part of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway (NH-48) between Rangpuri and Rajokari. According to a traffic advisory sent by the Delhi Police on Monday. To allow for construction on the Dwarka Expressway, the road section has been closed. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is building the Dwarka Expressway as part of the Bharat Mala Project. The construction is from Dwarka Link Road close to Shiv Murti on the National Highway, according to the Delhi Police advise. Delhi and Gurugram connect via NH-48.

On the national highway, two underpasses and an elevated segment will be built as part of this project. The police have advised that the two carriageways between Rangpuri and Rajokari will be closed for three months in order to complete this work.

Here’s how traffic police plans to divert the traffic:

  • The freshly constructed slip lanes will be used to redirect traffic from the main highway near the Shiv Murti crossroads. The amount of traffic on the highways is anticipated to grow as a result of the closure of the carriageways.
  • The alert also advised travellers to carefully plan their commutes with plenty of time to spare whether they were going to the Delhi airport, the interstate bus terminus, or the railway stations.
  • Users of the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road have been advised to travel to or from Gurugram or Jaipur.
  • It has been suggested that those travelling to Dwarka, Kapashera, and Najafgarh take the Palam Road from the Gurgaon Road overpass. Use Dwarka Flyover Road No. 201 if you’re travelling to Dhaula Kuan and Vasant Vihar from Gurugram, Kapashera, or Dwarka.

Long traffic jams already reported:

The Delhi traffic police closed up a section of NH-48 (Delhi-Jaipur Highway) between Rangpuri and Rajokri, causing lengthy traffic jams during the morning rush hour on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway on Tuesday. Long lines of vehicles had been waiting since Tuesday morning.

Traffic congestion, however, is making commute extremely difficult for commuters.

Several claimed they were stranded on the road between Mahipalpur Flyover and Rajokri crossing for at least 30 minutes. On Tuesday morning, the detour was set up close to Shiv Murti.

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