“Will shorten strategic highway travel by 125 meters”
Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, said on Monday that they had successfully finished the building of a 224-metre viaduct (2-lane) at Sher-e-Bibi, which would improve the region’s connection and make it easier to carry goods through difficult terrain. This news came from Srinagar.
In a post on X, which was then known as Twitter, he said that this 224-metre bridge, which is a component of the larger infrastructure development project, is not only cutting travel lengths by 125 metres but is also assisting in the traversal of steep gradients, which ensures a smoother flow of vehicles through the tough Sherebibi region.
“This 224-metre segment, which is a part of the larger project, not only shortens the travel distance by 125 metres, which in turn mitigates steep gradients, but it also eliminates the requirement for a steep cutting with a hill slope angle that is greater than 80 degrees,” he explained. “This allows for steeper gradients to be mitigated.”
In addition, he said that “under the visionary leadership of the Honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, we remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering exceptional highway infrastructure to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.”