Jammu and Kashmir News
Srinagar, May 15
To ease the traffic congestion in the city, the State Govt will soon provide an alternate route between North and South Kashmir.
As per the discussions at the high-level meeting on Saturday, the government plans to build a four-lane Ring Road. The meeting was convened by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Asgar Samoon. It was attended by officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama and Ganderbal along with several Government Departments concerned.
It would not just reduce the traffic in the city but will also reduce time and distance. During the first phase of the project, a four-lane ring road will be constructed from Galander near Pampore town to Narbal on city outskirts. And in the second phase, a two-lane ring road will be constructed from Narbal to Wayul. Issues regarding the acquisition of land, assessment of structures, requirement and supply of construction material, clearance from various departments etc. were discussed in the meeting.
The Divisional Commissioner highlighted the need to consider the ecological as well as the environmental aspects of the project. He also set the timelines for completion of various preliminary formalities.
The project would be implemented on a cost sharing basis of 90:10 between the Centre and State.
The new ring road will ease the pressure on the existing bypass that circles around the western edge of the city from Pantha Chowk to Parimpora, and limit the entry of traffic — moving between districts of North and South Kashmir and towards the city outskirts.