Ring roads worth Rs 4,300 crore for Jammu and Srinagar
The Union government has sanctioned Rs 4,300 crore for the construction of ring roads in Jammu and Srinagar. "In a bid to decongest the two cities of Jammu and Kashmir, ring roads at the cost of Rs 2,100 crore in Jammu and Rs 2,200 crore in Srinagar will be constructed," Union Minister for Road Transport, Nitin Gadkari said.
The tender has been floated for the Jammu ring road while tenders for the Srinagar ring road is likely to be floated in next two months. The Union government hopes that within three months, the work on both projects will begin. The announcement was made by Gadkari at a rally that was held after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the state-of-art Chenani-Nashri tunnel on Sunday.
Including the two ring roads, Gadkari claimed that developmental works worth Rs 7,000 crore will be initiated in the next two years in Jammu and Kashmir. "We are building 13 new projects in Jammu and Kashmir and I hope that it will further strengthen the road network and road communication for the people," the minister said.
(With agency inputs)