The Jaipur Kishangarh segment was one of the first segments of the NH8 which was upgraded as part of the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway Development Project. The Golden Quadrilateral connects all the four major metropolitan cities- Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai - to facilitate smooth connectivity between them.
The length of the Jaipur Kishangarh Expressway is 90 kilometers and it has six lanes. Earlier the national highway had only two lanes, which were not enough for the heavy traffic on this route coming from Gujarat and Maharashtra and also from Western MP.
Jaipur is one of the top tourist destinations of the country and is a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Delhi and Agra. It is also a major industrial hub and the largest exporter of gold, diamond and semi precious stone jewelry. Surat , Vadodara, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are all industrial towns . Surat is an important port town.
In addition national highway 79 A also connects at Kishangarh from Nasirabad on the route of NH 79. NH 79 connects western MP with Ajmer in Rajasthan. The Jaipur-Kishangarh expressway takes the traffic bound for Delhi from Western MP also. More than 20, 000 vehicles ply on this stretch every day.
Last Updated on : 06 April 2013