Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Phase-II flyover was thrown open for traffic on Wednesday.
The second phase of Jehangir-Chowk-Rambagh flyover was inaugurated Governor Satya Pal Malik in presence of other government officials.
The Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover was named as expressway after its foundation was laid by former chief minister Omar Abdullah in 2013.
The flyover is the longest flyover in Jammu and Kashmir aimed at improving traffic movement for the uptown areas.
The Phase-II includes the area from Rambagh to Alochi Bagh. The flyover stretch has been constructed at a cost of 37.5 crore rupees.
Governor congratulated the executing agencies and observed that this stretch of 1.04 km would provide much-awaited relief to commuters from Rambagh to Alochi Bagh and regulate traffic at Rambagh, Solina, Alochi Bagh and on the Rambagh Bridge.
Pertinent to mention that the third and last phase of the flyover is expected to be completed by June end. Once completed, the 2.4-kilometre flyover with six access ramps at Jehangir Chowk, Gogji Bagh, Alochi Bagh, Rambagh, Natipora and Barzulla, will substantially decongest city traffic and reduce travel time between Jehangir Chowk and Rambagh from about 45 minutes to about 2.5 minutes.