Jammu,March 30 (Scoop News) – Minister for Rural Development and Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Sagar on behalf of Minister Incharge Home, today informed the Legislative Assembly that the vehicular traffic in the state has increased manifold over the past some years, the road infrastructure has not witnessed matching increase. Therefore the rising number of vehicles has led to congestion of roads in general and on intersections in particular as a result of which traffic jamming has increased substantially.
Replying to a Calling Attention Notice of A. R. Veeri, the Minister said that Panthchowk is one of the most important road junctions in
He said traffic jamming takes place mostly in the sector between Panthachowk Bye-pass junction upto Zewan junction having a length of 0.75 kms. The widening of this road sector is required for decongestion of traffic. The widening of the road is being taken up by National Highway Authority of India, as the road is under their jurisdiction. The tentative cost for widening road to 04 lane status works out to Rs. 23.27 crores involving acquisition of land/structures/shops and development cost.
He said in order to effectively regulate the traffic adequate traffic deployment has been made on this stretch of road under the supervision of the Deputy Superintendent of Police.
The Minister further said that as a long term measure, to decongest the traffic plying on this road stretch, 04 lanning of