The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued letter of award for the construction of the 58.255-km-long stand-alone ring road and bypass around Jammu city which will be constructed in three years.
The project will be carried out on engineering, procurement and construction basis.
The NHAI said the stand-alone ring road and bypass would be constructed by Gayatri Projects Limited in a joint venture with Public Joint Stock Company Kyivmetrobud at a cost of Rs 1,339 crore.
The proposed Jammu bypass starts from km 86/100 of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway (NH-1A) and ends at km 14/700 of the Nagrota bypass of NH-1A for a length of 58.255 km.
The entire greenfield alignment has been proposed on the western side of Jammu city to provide better connectivity.
The ring road will also provide smooth and easy traffic flow and ease traffic congestion in and around Jammu city. In addition to this, it will facilitate movement of Army convoys carrying heavy machinery to border areas of Poonch, Rajouri, Nowshera and Akhnoor.
It will also provide an alternative route to the existing choked roads of Jammu city.
The ring road and bypass will also lead to substantial socio-economic growth of the area, the NHAI said, while adding that the road will transverse through 56 villages, nine tehsils and two districts (Jammu and Samba).
It will also reduce the wear and tear of vehicles and facilitate a smooth and hassle-free movement of traffic with provisions of major bridges, flyovers and two tunnels.
To ease congestion in city
The proposed ring road will ease traffic congestion in and around Jammu city.
It will facilitate movement of Army convoys carrying heavy machinery to border areas of Poonch, Rajouri, Nowshera and Akhnoor
The road will also provide an alternative route to the existing choked roads of Jammu city