Parallel Highway In Six Years: Minister
16 March 2005
The Times of India
Jammu: The National Highway Authority (NHA) has taken up the work being executed on Jammu Srinagar National Highway for an alternate road to Highway. This was stated by Ghulam Ahmed Mir, minister for roads and bridges, while replying to discussion under rule 60 (A) regarding dependable all weather highway between Jammu and Srinagar. Mir said that survey has been completed and the project formulation has been done and presented before the state government by the NHA. He assured the members of Legislative Council that with in 4 to 5 years parallel Highway will be ready. Giving details, he said that a tunnel will be constructed at Nandni while the other one at Kud. He said that one more tunnel will be constructed at Nowgan. Mir said that Rs 100 crores have been released by the central government under PMSY for two-lane Batote-Kishtwar-Sinthan road. Regarding towards the Mughal Road, he said that it would be started shortly and would be completed in two years. He was replying to the discussion raised by Bashir Ahmed Naz, Amrit Malhotra, Ved Prakash Gupta and Bilal Ahmed Khan Lodhi. Others who participated in the discussion include, AR Takroo, G R Kar, Nazir Ahmed Mir and Gulchain Singh Charak.