Omar reviews status of roads in remote areas
Jammu, Apr 3: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said that connecting remote and far-flung areas with highways and opening these for economic activities is the priority concern of his Government.
“Necessary thrust has been given to the construction of road connectivity in these areas” he said while reviewing the status of roads in remote villages, at a meeting here which was attended by Minister of State for R&B, Javid Ahmad Dar and MLA Kishtwar, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo.
It was stated that in Jammu division more than 573 kilometres of new roads have been constructed during the last year besides building 35 bridges and completing 31 schemes under NABARD and 4 under CRF.
It was stated that 225 schemes involving Rs. 230 crore have been put for e-tendering by the R&B Department.
Taking appraisal of the status of road project from Kishtwar to Matigoveran in district Anantnag, he was told that the road stretch from Kishtwar-Bhandarkote-Patimahal-Ekhala comprising 37 kilometres have been made motorable while earthwork is in progress on 8 kilometres from Ekhala to Dungdru. The road is as bridal-path from Dungdru-Sunder-Shirshi-Lopra-Hanzal-Nawpachi while the road from Nawpachi-Asthangam-Purankundal-Mulwarwan-Inshan-Guzer is fair-weather and the road from Guzer-Margantop and Margantop to Matigoveran in district Anantnag is motorable.
It was stated that construction of Patimahal Dachhan road from Patimahal to Hatri a head of Lopra has been sanctioned and the road from Inshan to Margi is under execution under PMGSY.
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