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Four National highway projects, huge boost to infrastructure sector in J&K

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha laid the foundation stones for four National Highway projects in the Union Territory on Monday.

It is the huge boost to the infrastructure sector in the UT of J&K. Nitin Gadkari will also review and inspect work on Zojila and Z –Morh tunnels.

Gadkari along with Manoj Sinha while laying the foundation stones for National Highway projects worth Rs 3612 crore ,including commencement of Srinagar Ring road project said that the work on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway would be completed in next 2-3 years bringing in much relief for the people of the UT.

Gadkari also said that road connectivity helps in socio-economic growth and development of any region. He further added that new projects will boost road connectivity in J&K and will also open up new livelihood opportunities for the people.

He further said that tourism and business will also increase and quality of life of people will increase.

Gadkari said the Mega Highway road and tunnel projects will lessen the travel time from Delhi to Kashmir to eight hours in coming years.

The project includes up gradation of 43 km existing carriageway on Baramulla-Gulmarg Section of NH-701A, construction of new double lane bypass from Donipawa via Ashajipora connecting NH-244 and NH-44, upgradation of existing 28 km stretch from Vailoo to Donipawa on Khellani Khanabal Section of NH-244, besides the construction of Ring Road around Srinagar city.