SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Friday threw open the first phase of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh “Expressway Corridor” from Amar Singh College to Barzalla bridge here.
Being built at a cost of Rs. 350 crore, the ADB funded project is billed to decongest the traffic on the road towards Barzalla and Srinagar Airport while also reducing travel time.
Ministers Naeem Akhtar, Syed Altaf Bukhari, Muhammad Ashraf Mir and Asiea Naqash; MP, Fayaz Ahmad Mir; several legislators; Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan and other senior officers of divisional and district administration were present on the occasion.
A government spokesman said that the Natipora limb of the project would be ready within two months and the whole four-lane flyover spanning more than one and a half kilometres would be functional by the year end.
The project is being executed by the Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA).
The project missed the original deadline of completion due to the floods in 2014 and public uprising in 2016.