Rs 4,300 Crore Sanctioned by Centre to Construct Ring Roads in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu and Srinagar, the 2 famous cities of Jammu & Kashmir will soon have ring roads for better transportation. This has been announced by the central government.

The state of Jammu & Kashmir has been sanctioned a sum of Rs. 4,300 crore for the construction of ring roads around Jammu as well as Srinagar. Nitin Gadkari who had announced this news mentioned those ring roads will be constructed to avoid traffic congestion between the two cities. The project is likely to begin withing three months from now.

About ring roads in Jammu & Srinagar 

The expenditure to construct ring road in Jammu is estimated as Rs. 2,100 crore and for Srinagar Rs. 2,200 crore approximately. The tender for the Jammu ring road construction has been invited already while for the Jammu ring road, it will be invited in the next two months.

As published on, the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping mentioned that in two years,  the construction of the roads worth Rs. 7,000 crores will start. He was even elated on the fact that the Prime Minister has initiated to the construction of the biggest tunnel road in the history of India ever.

Benefits of ring roads in Jammu & Kashmir

  • The state attracts a large number of tourists from across the world in both summer and winter season. These ring roads will help in operating smooth traffic.
  • The ring roads will lessen the travelling time between the two cities.
  • Infrastructural development of the cities
  • Job prospects for the locals

Highlights of infrastructural revamp in J&K

Road Transport & Highway and Shipping Ministry is constructing 13 new project in Jammu and Kashmir in order to strengthen the network of roads between various cities of the state. Also, the recently inaugurated Chenani-Nashri tunnel on NH 44 of the state Jammu and Kashmir will now lessen the travelling time of the commuters between Jammu and Srinagar by almost 2 hours and the distance by 31 km.

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11 Facts About (Chenani Nashri Tunel), Jammu-Srinagar Highway, Jammu & Kashmir


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