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Road construction pace increased after Article 370 was scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir
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Road construction pace increased after Article 370 was scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Aug 2022, 09:34 am

Srinagar: The pace of constructing roads has increased in Jammu and Kashmir ever since the scrapping of Article 370 on Aug 5, 2019.

Now, the total length of roads in Jammu and Kashmir has touched 41,141 kilometres, reports Daily Excelsior.

The increased pace of macadamization of roads and growing road length indicate how rapidly Jammu and Kashmir has developed during the past three years.According to official data, road length in Jammu and Kashmir has increased to 41,141 kilometres and the percentage of blacktop roads has reached 74 per cent as compared to 66 per cent in 2019, the newspaper reported.

Under pothole-free road programme, a target of 5,900 kilometres was made for 2021-22 of which 4,600 kilometres of road length have been made pothole-free so far.

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir this year was once again ranked among the top three at the national level for construction of road length per year under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) as the PWD 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.