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Rural Development Ministry sanctions another package for upgradation of 12 roads and one bridge Project in J&K


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In its continuous support for betterment of road connectivity in the UT of J&K, the Union Ministry of Rural Development has sanctioned another package for upgradation of 12 roads having length of 134 Kms and one bridge Project at an estimated cost of 152 crores rupees. Akashvani Jammu Correspondent reports that with this, total 233 road projects having length of 1750 Km and 66 Bridges falling in the alignment of these roads, have been sanctioned for upgradation at an estimated cost of 2245 Crore rupees under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) III Programme for J&K.

Under PMGSY-III 521.09 Km road length has been upgraded so far with an expenditure of 11723.57 crores rupees incurred so far. J&K has performed exceptionally in making progress and achieving goals under PMGSY since 2019 by constructing 9000 kms of the road length. Notably, J&K has consecutively ranked 3rd at the National level during 2020-21 and 2021-22 in terms of road length constructed in a year.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh for approval of road infrastructure projects in Jammu & Kashmir. The LG expressed his gratitude for approval of 12 road upgradation projects & construction of a bridge under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-III Batch-III at a cost of 152 Crore rupees. Mr. Sinha further added that the road upgradation projects will benefit hundreds of habitations in 6 districts of J&K. The two lane bridge for border district of Poonch will ensure greater ease of travel and will connect villages to prosperity and contribute in overall socio-economic development.

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