Road construction in J&K rises from 6.54 km to 20.6 km per day
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Road construction in J&K rises from 6.54 km to 20.6 km per day

The pace of road construction has increased from 6.54 km a day to 20.6 km after the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019. Now, the total length of roads in Jammu and Kashmir has touched 41,141 km.

The increased pace of macadaming of roads and growing road length are claimed to indicate how rapidly Jammu and Kashmir has developed during the past three years. According to official data, the percentage of blacktop roads has reached 74 per cent as compared to 66 per cent in 2019.

Under the ‘pothole-free road’ programme, a target of 5,900 km was set for 2021-22, of which 4,600 km has been made pothole-free so far.

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir this year was once again ranked among the top three in the country for construction of road length per year under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), as the Public Works Department constructed PMGSY road length of 3,284 kms in 2021-22 and connected 114 habitations through road networks by executing 427 schemes in a year.

All habitations with over 1,000 population as per the 2011 census have been provided road connectivity.

See also:
MoRTH engages MIVs for NH quality inspections
NHAI bars AECOM for three months


The pace of road construction has increased from 6.54 km a day to 20.6 km after the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019. Now, the total length of roads in Jammu and Kashmir has touched 41,141 km. The increased pace of macadaming of roads and growing road length are claimed to indicate how rapidly Jammu and Kashmir has developed during the past three years. According to official data, the percentage of blacktop roads has reached 74 per cent as compared to 66 per cent in 2019. Under the ‘pothole-free road’ programme, a target of 5,900 km was set for 2021-22, of which 4,600 km has been made pothole-free so far. The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir this year was once again ranked among the top three in the country for construction of road length per year under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), as the Public Works Department constructed PMGSY road length of 3,284 kms in 2021-22 and connected 114 habitations through road networks by executing 427 schemes in a year. All habitations with over 1,000 population as per the 2011 census have been provided road connectivity. See also: MoRTH engages MIVs for NH quality inspections NHAI bars AECOM for three months

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