Jammu, Apr 12: J&K BJP President Ravinder Rainatoday said that Jammu and Kashmir is grateful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, for sanctioning mega road projects in J&K.
"Road widening projects with construction of new corridors, new roads, tunnels, bridges and flyovers will reduce the travel times and accidents and increase connectivity within the region and increase the connectivity of J&K with the rest of India. This will boost the industrialisation, tourism and better earning avenues in J&K,"he said.
The J&K BJP President was addressing media persons here. Raina vehemently thanked the Union government led by PM Modi for liberally funding mega development projects focusing on road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.
“It was in Atal ji's tenure, when the foundation of strong and smooth road connectivity was laid in J&K. Under the Congress's regime for 10 years from 2004-2014, the works were jeopardised but now they have taken a growth spurt in Jammu and Kashmir again after 2014 under the strong and decisive leadership of PM Modi. This is contributing immensely to the development of Jammu and Kashmir,”he said.
“The national highway status to the Baba Amarnath road, Anantnag-Pahalgam-Chandanwari-Baltal Amarnath Yatra road and Baltal ropeway Gandola will prove to be the one of the greatest gift of Modi government to J&K increasing the tourist footfall in the region. These steps will ensure the beautification of the paradise on earth. For all these gifts, the residents of Jammu and Kashmir thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari from the core of their heart,” Raina said.