New Delhi: 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), an official statement said on Wednesday.
The Project would be implemented on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Mode with construction period of 36 months.
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, the statement said.