In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Public Works Department (PWD) has embarked on a mission to reach out to unconnected habitations with road connectivity, strengthen and expand the intra UT road network especially in rural and remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
AIR Correspondent reports that 6625 kms of road has been blacktopped where as 2480 kms of road in Jammu and Kashmir has been constructed in 2021-22 under PMGSY. Under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), 2480 kms of road length was completed in 2021-22 besides 125 bridges are under construction to provide connectivity to far-flung areas. It is worth mentioning that 2353 PMGSY projects covering 16,448 km were completed which connected 2033 habitations since its inception.
The marvellous journey of road length achievement by PMGSY in J&K has earned it 4th place in the national performance ranking.
Commenting on achieving this feat, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that J&K is amongst the top performers in terms of achievements made under PMGSY.
It is worthwhile to mention that for the J&K administration, road connectivity is not only a key component of Rural Development by promoting access to economic and social services but generating increased agricultural incomes and productive employment opportunities is also a part of the implementation strategy of the government.