4th Tawi Bridge brightens hope for better traffic management
COMPLETION IN 30 MONTHS
Jammu, June 18: While the traffic rush in Jammu is ringing alarming bells, the upcoming fourth Tawi Bridge at Bhaghwati Nagar has brightened hopes for better traffic management.
The problem of ever swelling traffic in the winter capital is the biggest challenge for the regulating agencies, particularly when the fate of proposals for construction of flyovers along BC road and Satwari Chowk to Vikram Chowk is hanging in balance.
Sources said the government had put the proposals on the backburner after pressure from some political and business houses who were getting affected due to the execution of work on these flyovers.
The Jammu city, which witnessed large scale migration from both the valley and parts of Jammu region infested with militancy has yet to evolve a modern traffic regulation system. The absence of proper public transport mode is another contributing factor to frequent traffic jams witnessed at crowded places like, Jewel, Shalamar, Rehari Chungi, Newplot Vikram, Indra and Bakshi Nagar crossings.
The only hope left for the traffic regulating agencies is the proposed Tawi Bridge, the work on which was started in December last.
Chief minister Omar Abdullah who laid its foundation stone had set 30 months time for the completion of the 750 meter long bridge estimated to be completed at a cost of Rs 60 crore. The bridge will connect Bhaghwati Nagar area with Warehouse and help in easing traffic pressure on the existing two bridges by diverting flow of traffic from Tallab Tillo Bakhshi Nagar areas from onside and Satwari from the other side.
The total project, which includes construction of approach roads to the bridge from either side, is estimated to cost Rs 120 crore.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 19 Jun 2010 00:00:00 IST
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