Road infra gets a boost with Govt. doing 1 lakh 25000 crore projects in J&K: Nitin Gadkari

When the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014 then our focus was to improve the road infrastructure of Jammu and Kashmir, said the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari. In line with it we are doing 1 lakh 25000 crore projects in Jammu and Kashmir. From 2014 to 2024, we will construct around 500 km of road, said the minister. The Jammu to Srinagar four lane road is getting constructed. The road construction work is very difficult as workers have to work under difficult conditions keeping in mind the sensitivity of the environment. Ten kilometres of tunnel work has been completed. The routes from Jammu to Srinagar will be joined through bypass roads. The Jammu, Akhnoor, Rajouri, Poonch and Uri Marg route also faces difficulties because of the weather conditions. With the help of BRO from Jammu to Poonc, around119 KM road is being constructed at a cost of Rs 6000 crore. Another significant road project is the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Greenfield Express Line. It will cover Delhi to Amritsar in 4 hours and till Katra in 6 hours and on to Srinagar in only 8 hours. Nitin Gadkari said the Amarnath road construction proposal of Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha has been granted approval. Being built at a cost of Rs 5300 crore, the road will enable yatris to cover the Srinagar to Amarnath pilgrimage in just 7-8 hours.

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