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JK CM inaugurates Mehjoor bridge

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

today inaugurated the here which is expected to ease the traffic movement in the south city.

The bridge over 'flood channel' on the Jawahar Nagar-Natipora-Chanapora axis would help in decongesting traffic on the southern part of the city and would give direct and easy access from Jawahar Nagar and adjoining areas to and Airport, an said here.

He said the construction of the bridge is also part of a mega road widening project from Mehjoor Nagar to Nowgam via Padshahi Bagh. The foundation for the bridge, which has been constructed by (ERA) in record 18 months at a cost of Rs 20 crore, was laid by the in December 2016.

Mufti assured people that soon a fire station would be set up at Mehjoor Nagar while a proper rehabilitation plan would be formulated for people who need to be relocated in the case of road-widening.

The inauguration of is the second major initiative of the government in last two months to decongest traffic in the summer capital. Last month, Mufti had thrown open Phase-I of the Srinagar Expressway Corridor from to even as work on the Phase-II was on.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 21:45 IST