New Delhi (VMS): The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award for construction of the proposed Srinagar Ring Road/Bypass from Galander to Crossing of Sumbal Road on the Jammu-Srinagar highway (NH-1A). The Project would be implemented on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Mode with construction period of 36 months.

The details of the project are as under:

 

Section

Length

Project Cost (Rs. in crores)

Contractor

Stand alone Ring Road / Bypass around Srinagar City

42.10 km

939.41

M/s Ramky Infrastructure Ltd.

 

In a statement to Valley Media Service, the entire greenfield alignment has been proposed on the western side of Srinagar City to cater to/provide connectivity to the habitation on that side. 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 Ring Road/ Bypass will traverse through 52 villages and 5 Districts (Pulwama, Budgam, Baramula, Srinagar & Bandipora). 

The Ring Road/ Bypass will also lead to substantial socio-economic growth of the area.(VMS)