The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for construction of 58.255 km long stand – alone Ring Road/ Bypass around Jammu city in the state of Jammu & Kashmir .The project would be carried out on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis and the construction period is 36 months.
The proposed Jammu Bypass starts from Km. 86/100 of Jammu-Srinagar highway (NH-1A) and ends at Km. 14/700 of Nagrota Bypass of NH-1A for a length of 58.255 km. The entire Greenfield alignment has been proposed on the western side of Jammu City to provide better connectivity. The Ring Road will also provide smooth and easy traffic flow and ease traffic congestion in and around Jammu City. In addition to this it will also facilitate movement of army traffic carrying heavy machinery to border/strategic areas of Poonch, Rajouri, Nowshera and Akhnoor. By providing an alternative route to the existing choked roads of Jammu City.
The Ring Road/ Bypass will also lead to substantial socio-economic growth of the area. It will transverse through 56 villages, 9 tehsils and 2 districts (Jammu & Samba). It will also reduce wear and tear of vehicles and facilitate smooth and hassle free movement of traffic with provisions of major bridges, flyovers and two tunnels of length of 770m & 710m.