SRINAGAR: The Centre on Wednesday said that work of rehabilitation, strengthening and four-laning of Banihal bypass has been taken up and is targeted to be completed by the end of current financial year.

Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, informed the Rajya Sabha that initially the project was delayed due to non-availability of land primarily on account of litigations.

He said now acquisition of land has been completed and work has been re-awarded as EPC contract.

He also said that detailed geological and geotechnical investigations have been conducted at the time of preparation of DPR for tunnels being constructed on NH-44.


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