The much hyped Ring Road to come up in Jammu will be “funded” by Jammu! Even the four-lane Jammu-Akhnoor highway will not be free for motorists as they will have to pay tax at two toll plazas being installed on the roads.
Both the projects are expected to be completed by January 2021.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to recover the cost of the project from the toll.
Two toll plazas will be installed on the roads, but the location of the toll posts and rates will be decided after the completion of the roads.
According to Ajay Kumar, Project Director, NHAI,
“A toll post will be installed at Dunpur near the Marh area which will be on the middle of Ring Road. The rates of the toll will be decided after the completion of the project”
General Manager, National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation, MG Vijaya Kumar has said that the Jammu-Akhnoor road will not be toll-free for the commuters after its widening.
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The Ring Road in Jammu will start from Raya Morh of the Jammu-Pathankot national highway in Samba district and connect with Jagti on the Jammu-Udhampur national highway in Jammu district. It will have six flyovers and two tunnels.
The Jammu-Akhnoor road will have an elevated road from Canal Head to Muthi and the rest of the road will have four lanes.