Nitin Gadkari shares pics on completion of 4-lane project on Udhampur-Ramban Highway

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who is on a mission to transform the country’s highway connectivity, on Wednesday said construction of the 4-lane project on the Udhampur-Ramban stretch has been completed. He shared four pictures of the highway passing through the hills and passing near the river.

“In Jammu and Kashmir, we have successfully completed the construction of Ramban Viaduct, a remarkable achievement with a length of 1.08 kilometers with 4 lanes,” he said in a post on Twitter.

Built at a cost of Rs 328 crore, this project is located on the Udhampur-Ramban section of National Highway-44. The viaduct is composed of 26 spans and uses a combination of concrete and steel girders in its structural design. “With its completion, the traffic congestion in Ramban Bazaar has reduced to a great extent, thereby facilitating smooth movement of vehicles,” Gadkari said.

The minister said this “monumental achievement” not only boosts the regional economic prosperity but also enhances its attractiveness as a top-tier tourist destination.

In April this year, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had said that three corridors were being built at a cost of Rs 35,000 crore to ease travel between Jammu and Srinagar. Under this, the first corridor includes the part from Jammu to Udhampur-Ramban-Banihal and further from Srinagar to Banihal. The 250 km long 4-lane road is being built at a cost of Rs 16,000 crore. Of this, four-laning of 210 km of route has been completed, which also includes 10 tunnels of 21.5 km, the ministry said.

With the construction of this route, there will be all-weather connectivity between Jammu and Srinagar. The statement said that the travel time from Srinagar to Jammu will reduce from 9-10 hours to 4-5 hours, the carriageway of 40 km 4-lane road between Ramban and Banihal will be completed by June 2024, providing relief to the people. Will get it.