SRINAGAR: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday announced the successful completion of the Ramban viaduct spanning over 1.8 kilometers on the Udhampur-Ramban section of Jammu and Kashmir National Highway-44.
It consists of 26 spans and employs a combination of concrete and steel girders in its structural design.
The union minister of road transport and highways of India wrote on X: “The Ramban Viaduct, built at a cost of ₹328 crore, is situated on the Udhampur-Ramban section of National Highway-44. This magnificent construction significantly enhances the transportation connectivity in the region, making it an essential part of the country’s highway infrastructure.”
📍In Jammu and Kashmir, we have 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐕𝐢𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭, a remarkable feat spanning a length of 𝟏.𝟎𝟖 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟒 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐬. The project, 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐚… pic.twitter.com/iIJsFhoRyL
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“The viaduct’s completion signifies a tremendous step forward for the region’s economic development and further solidifies its position as a top-tier tourist destination. The visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been instrumental in driving this project to success,” wrote Gadkari.
He added, “This achievement is a testament to India’s commitment to creating world-class infrastructure and will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the local economy while making Jammu and Kashmir an even more appealing destination for travelers.”