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  • Kaithal-Rajasthan highway project improving safety, connectivity and economic prosperity across 4 major districts

    Published on May 14, 2019

    It was in 2014, when a SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) of IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd and NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) entered into a concession agreement to develop, operate and maintain Kaithal to Rajasthan border section of NH 152/65 project. The project was a 2 lane highway, and IRB was entrusted to convert it into 4 lanes for safe and better connectivity.

    The importance of Kaithal-Rajasthan border section is significant, as is traverses through 4 districts of the Haryana state namely Kaithal, Jind, Hisar and Bhiwani. The nodal towns on the stretch are Kalayat, Narwana, Barwala, Hisar, Barwa and Siwana.

    The project was a bit complex, especially when over 20 km of service roads were proposed near villages, making it important to ensure the safety of the pedestrian and the people residing in the vicinity. Since the project was expected to attract investment in various sectors like industries, education, agriculture, etc, it was necessary to keep up with the world standards and ensure a flawless execution.

    IRB has connected various cities in the last couple of decades by working on several projects across the country. The Kaithal-Rajasthan project is another brilliant example of the expertise of IRB Infrastructure to develop complex projects ahead of the schedule. Good planning and proper utilization of resources like manpower, materials and equipment has been the key for one of the leading road and high developers in India.

    With a total length of 166.26 km, Kaithal-Rajasthan highway project has a service road of around 21 km. It also has 18 pedestrian underpasses, 5 vehicular underpasses, 5 flyovers, 13 small bridges, 71 intersections, 241 culverts and one railway over-bridge.

    When IRB started the work on highway project, the aim was to reduce the time and cost of travel for traffic on the Kaithal-Rajasthan border, while ensuring a world class experience at the same time. Today, the development of this stretch is not only meeting the International standards, but also helping in enhancing the socio-economic condition of the region.

    It has diverted the traffic from other congested roads, resulting in transportation ease. There were many challenges posed by factors, such as weather, congestion, road side amenities, etc., which have been easily dealt with. Kaithal-Rajasthan highway project has certainly played a crucial role in giving growth, development and industrialization a major push in the region.

     

     

     

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