Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government has informed that the National Highways Authority of India has awarded a Rs 939 crore project for construction of proposed Srinagar Ring Road to Ramky Infrastructure.
“The NHAI has issued letter of award for construction of of the proposed Srinagar Ring Road/ Bypass from Galander to Crossing of Sumbal Road on the Jammu-Srinagar highway (NH-IA),” Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
The statement further said the 42.10 km project with a cost of Rs 939.41 crore would be implemented on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode and the construction period is 36 months.
The entire greenfield alignment has been proposed on the western side of Srinagar City to cater provide connectivity to the habitation on that side, it said. It will also provide smooth and easy traffic flow in and around Srinagar City.
“Vehicles carrying heavy machinery to border/strategic areas of Baramula, Uri, Kupwara, Bandipora and Gandarbal will have an easier, congestion free passage along this route,” the statement said.