The Jammu and Kashmir government has claimed that it macadamized around 2200 kilometers roads in 22 districts of the state during current financial year 2016-17.
"A total road length of 2195.75 kilometers has been macadamized in the state during 2016-17," the government said in a written reply to a query raised by National Conference MLA Mubarak Gul during the budget session here.
The reply reveled the total length of 1793 kilometers road was completed in Jammu region while 402.05 kilometer length were taken up in Kashmir region.
"One thousand six hundred and fifty eight (1658).12 kilometers of road was completed under various sectors of Public Works Department in Jammu region while 135.58 kilometers of road were taken up under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana," the reply stated.
Similarly, road length of 355.78 kilometer was macadamized under various sectors in the region and 46.27 kilometers were completed under PMGSY – Kashmir.
As per district wise breakup, Jammu topped with works of 713.64 kilometers road followed by Kathua with work on length of 187.35 kms, Rajouri -175.6 Kms , Poonch-148.9 kms, Samba 112.25 kms, Udhampur -106.06 kms, Reasi -82-37 kms, Ramban -49-8 kms, Kishtwar-42.92 kms and Doda -39.15 kms.
Additional, 135.58 kilometers of road macadamized in rural and border areas of the region under PMGSY component.
Similarly, in Kashmir region, Anantnag (Islamabad) topped the list with total 66.20 kilometers of macadamized work during the financial year 2016-17.
District Srinagar managed second spot with works of 63.13 kms followed by Pulwama at 61.05 kms, Baramulla-51.07, Budgam-40 kms, Kupwara-26.07kms, Shopian-15.30 kms, Kulgam-15 kms, Bandipora-13.66 kms and Ganderbal 4.30 kms only.
"Additional, 46.27 kilometers of road was macadamized under PMGSY- Kashmir," the government stated.
Government stated that due to unrest in Kashmir, the pace of execution of works got disturbed, particularly macadamization works in Kashmir.
It added that all held up projects, expect macadamization has resumed now. Efforts are under way to utilize the earmarked funds in the remaining period of current financial year as per the approved plan.