Construction of 250-meter viaduct (2-lane) in conjunction with a 395-meter (2-lane) Maroge Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir at estimated cost of Rs 82 crore has been successfully completed, a significant step for the economic development of the region.
In a social media post, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has informed about the completion of the 645 metre segment of the crucial project involving two-lane viaduct and tunnel in the border state.
Gadkari said this infrastructure is situated along the Ramban to Banihal section of National Highway-44.
This 645-meter segment, as part of the larger project, will not only shorten the travel distance by 200 meters, reducing steep gradients, but also provide an alternative route bypassing the well-known Sita Ram Passi slide area.
Furthermore, it facilitates the smooth flow of vehicles, bypassing the challenging Margo Area gradients, he added.
The Minister said, “under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi we steadfastly uphold our commitment to delivering exceptional highway infrastructure to Jammu & Kashmir.”
He said that this transformative development not only contributes to the region’s economic growth but also enhances its appeal as a premier tourist destination.