The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued a Letter of Award for construction of the proposed Srinagar Ring Road/Bypass from Galander to Crossing of Sumbel Road on the Jammu-Srinagar highway (NH-1A).
The project would be implemented on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode with a construction period of 36 months.
The 42.10 km standalone Ring Road/Bypass around Srinagar City, with a project cost of Rs 939.41 crore, will be constructed by Ramky Infrastructure Ltd, an official press release said.
The entire greenfield alignment has been proposed on the western side of Srinagar City 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 Baramulla, 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 five districts (Phulwama, Budgaon, Baramulla, Srinagar and Bandipora). The Ring Road/ Bypass will also lead to a substantial socio-economic growth of the area, the release added.