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Jammu and Kashmir achieves country’s highest road length under PMGSY
26 Nov 2019
As reported, as a part of the Union Government’s rural roads programme, Jammu and Kashmir has recently achieved the country’s highest road length this year with the completion of an estimated 11,400 km that covers around 1,838 habitations.
The Centre’s scheme to promote and establish connectivity to the rural areas of the country led it to give way to the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) which also includes the work on these stretches which is being implemented by the Public Works (Roads and Buildings) Department of the Union Territory.
Reportedly, the program, funded by the Centre, has so far seen the completion of 88 schemes which includes 22 bridges and 66 roads, with a target set for completion of 25 such schemes in 2019.
Apart from this, the government has also introduces other schemes and funding programmes that include the Special Bridge Programme under which around 115 bridges have been taken up to be built and executed – out of which the government is targeting the completion of 59 bridges in the current year and the rest in the next year and the NABARD funding where around 518 works were given the go-ahead, out of which 147 have already been completed.