Rural areas get unprecedented road connectivity in J&K

Jammu, Sep 7 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir, which is generally uneven and has an enormous populace living in distant provincial regions, has confronted significant difficulties with regards to street network.

Notwithstanding, various drives taken by the public authority to interface the towns have made incredible progress. Over the most recent three years, the public authority’s emphasis on significant thruways has altogether decreased travel time between significant areas in the Union Territory, with need given to street and passage foundation.

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About Rs 1 lakh crore has been spent to fabricate areas of strength for an organization across the UT.

Last year, Jammu and Kashmir set another standard by developing 6,450 km length of street, accomplishing third situation in the objective of longest street length in the country.

Prior, 6 km of street was being developed consistently throughout the previous few years, which has expanded to 20 km each day.

Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Jammu and Kashmir positions fourth in the country. A sum of 169 extensions have been underlying the most recent two years to fortify the vehicle framework, and dark fixing of 7,610 km of streets has been finished in the last monetary year.

Travel time among Jammu and Srinagar has been diminished from 12 hours to seven hours. For the second year straight, 2022 saw Jammu and Kashmir keep up with its public positioning as it indeed positioned among the main three states and UTs for absolute street length under PMGSY.

Udhampur area beat the rundown for effective execution of PMGSY for 2020-21. The area revealed the development of 560.49 km of streets.


The Union Ministry of Rural Development had supported 3,347 plans under PMGSY Phase-I in 12 stages covering 18,432.79 km at an expense of Rs 1,19,646.76 crore. Street development was visualized to give network to 2,148 settlements.

A sum of 107 plans (704.55 km) have been endorsed under PMGSY Phase II at an expense of Rs 790.49 crore. The supported SY Phase III expects to give all-climate street availability to detached settlements for maintained and comprehensive turn of events.