SRINAGAR, June 28: Centre today sanctioned four lanning of Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri section of the highway in Kashmir.
Minister of Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari tweeted: “Construction of 4-Lane with paved shoulder of Srinagar – Baramulla- Uri section of NH-01 on EPC mode has been sanctioned in the UT of J & K under project BEACON, BRO with a budget outlay of Rs. 823.45 cr.”
The project was in limbo for a long time and in fact the process of land acquisition for Srinagar-Baramulla section was started in February this year.
As part of the four-lane project, two flyovers would be constructed at Sangrama and Delina, Baramulla. Besides, the decision of by-pass at Baramulla and Pattan too would be decided after taking the assessment report into account.
The road stretch is around 100 kms and after completion of this project, the highway will be four lane upto the border town Uri which is right on the LoC.