No proposal to construct flyovers in Jammu, Survey for 4-laning of Jammu-Poonch NH goes on

Government today said that presently there was no proposal to construct flyovers in Jammu city while a consultancy has been hired for the survey of 4-laning of Jammu-Poonch Highway.

While responding to the joint question of PDP member Yash Pal Sharma  and BJP Member Vibodh Gupta in the Upper House today, the Minister for R&B Naeem Akhtar  said that at present there was no proposal under consideration with the R&B Department for construction of flyovers at Talab Tillo, Janipur or in Bus Stand, Ploura or Bakshi Nagar area of Jammu.

He even did not mention about any other flyover project taken in hand by the Government in the winter capital city.

The Minister, however, maintained that there was massive traffic congestion in Jammu city and most of the areas including Satwari, Bus Stand, Talab Tillo or Janipur remain choked due to high volume of traffic and there is need to take over all view and devise a mechanism to deal with the problem.

He said similar problem was there in Srinagar. The Government has approached to ADB for the loan for some projects.

He also maintained that Government was working on various fronts to decongest the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar and the matter for funding some projects of these cities have been taken up with the Asian Development Bank under the basic theme of decongestion of urban areas.

He said the Govt would formulate consolidated proposal including the rehabilitation of displaced people. He said widening Jammu-Akhnoor road would also help decongestion in the city.

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