National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded a contract for construction of 58.2-km ring road around Jammu city.
“NHAI has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for construction of 58.25 km long standalone ring road/bypass around Jammu city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir,” said the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in a statement.
The construction period of the road project is three years, the statement said and added: “The project would be carried out on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis,”
The ring road/bypass — which usher in substantial socio- economic growth of the area — will transverse through 56 villages, 9 tehsils and two districts. 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, the government said.
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