NHAI awards contract for Ring Road

NEW DELHI, Dec 26: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued contract for construction of 58.255 km long standalone Ring Road project around Jammu.
The project to cost Rs 1,339 crore would be carried out on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis. It has been awarded to M/s Gayatri Projects Ltd, M/s Public Joint Stock Company “Kyivmetrobud” (JV) and will be completed in 36 months, a statement said.
The proposed Jammu Bypass starts from km 86/100 of Jammu-Srinagar highway (NH-1A) and end at km 14/700 of Nagrota Bypass of NH-1A for a length of 58.255 km.
The entire Greenfield alignment has been proposed on the western side of Jammu City to provide better connectivity.
The Ring Road will also provide smooth and easy traffic flow and ease traffic congestion in and around the city.  Besides, it will also facilitate movement of Army traffic carrying heavy machinery to border or strategic areas of Poonch, Rajouri, Nowshera and Akhnoor, by providing an alternative route to the existing choked roads of Jammu.
The Ring Road will also lead to substantial socio-economic growth of the area.
It will transverse through 56 villages, nine tehsils and two districts (Jammu and Samba).  It will also reduce wear and tear of vehicles and facilitate smooth and hassle-free movement of traffic with provisions of major bridges, flyovers and two tunnels of 770 m and 710 m length. (UNI)


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