Jaipur today got a safer alternative to its accident-prone connector to NH-11 with the inauguration of Ghat Ki Guni twin-tube tunnel by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in the presence of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

With a combined length of 2,800 metres, the twin-tube tunnel, bored through Jhalana hills at a cost of Rs 150 crore, would help ease traffic congestion on the existing connector and systematise the vehicular flow at the Eastern Gateway of the city.

Before this, vehicles had no option but to pass through a narrow passage at Ghat Ki Guni, leading to massive traffic jams on the accident-prone two km serpentine road, which rose in a steep slope towards the National Highway 11 to Agra.

(This article was published on January 19, 2013)
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