J&K government is contemplating to give up macdamization on widely used Boulevard road that will soon be a concrete road. This is aimed at preventing the recurring loss that black-topping faces perennially for weather reasons.
Given that the concrete roads are more costly than black-topped ones, the government is making a start by having one stretch as concrete.
Owing to the delay in the execution of the alternative highway between Srinagar and Islamabad, the government is planning a six-lane road between the two major habitations which will be laid on the old alignment. This will be a better communications system between the highway towns that will be bypassed by the upcoming highway. Already, the government has sanctioned funds for removing the bottlenecks on this road between Pampore and Sonawar.
The government is planning a serious implementation on the new traffic regulations to ensure the moment is not getting devoured by the traffic jams. Most of the city roads are about to be converted into one-way roads. As the tourism is picking up, Boulevard will be open on one side only as Gupkar road will be used for the second side.
Similar restrictions are expected on the routes entering into the city from various points emanating from bypass road.