NHAI awards Rs 939 Cr contract to Ramky Infrastructure for ring road around Srinagar

The National Highways Authority of India has awarded a Rs 939-crore project for the construction of the proposed Srinagar ring road to Ramky Infrastructure, the government said today.
“The NHAI has issued the letter of award for construction of the proposed ring road/ bypass from Galander to Crossing of the Sumbel Road on the Jammu-Srinagar highway (NH-IA),” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
The 42.10-km project with a cost of Rs 939.41 crore has been awarded to Ramky Infrastructure and would be implemented on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode, the statement, said adding that the construction period was 36 months.
The entire greenfield alignment has been proposed on the western side of Srinagar city to cater to the habitation on that side, it said. It will also provide smooth and easy traffic flow in and around Srinagar city. “Vehicles carrying heavy machinery to border/strategic areas of Baramula, Uri, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal will have an easier, congestion-free passage along this route,” the statement said.
The ring road will traverse through 52 villages and five districts (Pulwama, Budgam, Baramulla, Srinagar and Bandipora), it added. The bypass will also lead to substantial socio-economic growth of the area.