Lucknow: The outer ring road project in the Uttar Pradesh state capital will begin in January 2017, an official said on Saturday.
The 95-km long project will be built by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and is aimed at decongesting the growing traffic problems in the city.
The construction work between Faizabad-Rae Bareli road and Sitapur road and Sultanpur road would begin early January, an official told IANS.
A two year timeline has been fixed for completion of the project and has been distributed in four phases.
Of these, work on the first two phases would begin in January.
NHAI officials further informed that adequate land has been acquired and the survey would be undertaken in December by selected companies for the necessary work and alignment.
The land acquisition for the ambitious project, whose foundation stone was laid down by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, has been assisted by the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) and the district administration.
The Public Works Department (PWD) of the state government is already constructing a ‘Kisan Path’ connecting the Faizabad road to Sultanpur road and this has been accepted as part of the outer ring road, the official added.