Nitin Gadkari inaugurates two-lane Jaiswal Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced the completion of the two-lane Jaiswal Bridge over River Chenab on the Udhampur-Ramban section of NH-44 in Jammu and Kashmir. 

The bridge, constructed at a cost of ₹20 crore, spans 118 meters and is a cantilever bridge.

Gadkari took to Twitter to emphasize the significance of this infrastructure milestone, highlighting its dual purpose.

“The establishment of this bridge serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it will alleviate congestion along the Chanderkot to Ramban section, ensuring smoother vehicular movement. Secondly, it will facilitate the seamless passage of vehicles and pilgrim traffic during the ‘Shri Amarnath Yatra’ on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway 44, which is scheduled to commence shortly,” he tweeted.

Expressing his commitment to the development of exceptional highway infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, Gadkari praised the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He stated that this transformative development not only contributes to the region’s economic growth but also enhances its allure as a prime tourist destination.

The completion of the Jaiswal Bridge is expected to provide relief to commuters and pilgrims, especially during the Amarnath Yatra, a significant annual pilgrimage in the region. The bridge’s strategic location will facilitate a smoother and safer journey for vehicles, ensuring the efficient movement of both local traffic and the pilgrims visiting the holy site.