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News Dated 05 August 2017
Subject Work on Rs 350 crore Jehangir Chowk –Rambagh Expressway Corridor in full swing
Work on Rs 350 crore Jehangir Chowk –Rambagh Expressway Corridor in full swing
Work on the Rs 350 crore Jehangir chowk –Rambagh Expressway corridor which is first of its kind in the Kashmir division is underway in full swing. So far Rs 175 crores have been spent by J&K ERA (Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency ) on the construction of the project which is being undertaken by J&KERA under its ongoing JKUSDIP ( Jammu and Kashmir urban sector development investment programme) funded by Asian Development Bank. Work on 2.5 km long four lane expressway corridor which passess through the Jehangir Chowk –Rambagh portion of the busiest road in the Srinagar city i.e Indira Gandhi –Airport road.
Work on the project is being undertaken in double shift and as on date 65% progress has been achieved on the project as a whole. The physical progress achieved under different components of the coveted project are : 88% on laying of piles, 80% on laying of pile caps,70 % on laying of pier caps, 65% on casting of girders , 50% on erection of girders.
Once completed the project will play a key role in decongestion of traffic on one of the major arterial roads of the Srinagar city leading to the Srinagar international airport and lessen the travel time by 25-30 minutes on the road stretch. Another major benefits of the project will be the saving on account of fuel which has been calculated to be Rs 23.25 crores per year since it would remove the problem of jamming of vehicles by providing the smooth flow of traffic on the road stretch thus also reduce the levels of air pollution in the area drastically.
All Efforts are being made by J&KERA to commission the project as a whole by the end of 2017.