Adding two more lanes to the Sherbibi Bridge in Ramban has officially begun
Adding two more lanes to the Sherbibi Bridge in Ramban has officially begun

‘Will aid in relieving congestion along this section of Srinagar-Jammu NH.’

Ramban: With the recently opened 244-metre viaduct in the Ramban-Banihal segment of the four-lane project, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on Thursday began construction on the additional two-lane Sherbibi viaduct.


This new two-lane viaduct in the Sherbibi area is part of the larger four-lane project between the Ramban and Banihal segments, according to the authorities. Once finished, it will help ease traffic congestion for the many drivers who use this route every day.

“It will further improve the road connectivity and boost road communication on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway,” they said.

Excavation works for constructing piers on both sides of additional two-lane Sherbibi viaducts have commenced simultaneously, as reported by engineers of the construction company hired by NHAI.

According to them, work on the piers for this new two-lane viaduct has already begun.

The manager of CPPPL, a construction firm building the four-lane road, said that this viaduct was the company’s second two-lane structure. According to him, work had already begun in a brisk fashion.

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, announced earlier on Monday that the 224-metre, two-lane viaduct at Sherbibi had been completed.

The minister had previously stated that the 244-metre viaduct was a part of the larger project that would shorten the distance between Ramban and Banihal by 125 metres.

Traffic was redirected to this viaduct after his announcement, and construction on a second, wider viaduct began today.

There are often long wait times and heavy traffic on this section of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway when it rains or during rush hour. The NHAI engineers predicted that the new highway construction would completely alter the industry.

The project is also being worked on in a number of other locations. The four-lane project is crucial to improving commute times.

The district’s Deputy Commissioner, Mussarat Ramban, has ordered all active projects to be finished by the end of the allotted time.



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