Developments in J&K in last three years

Kashmir Magazine

The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory has accelerated the developmental activities in different sectors after August 2019 and has achieved a milestone in this regard. As per data available with The Kashmir Magazine, the J&K Government which is headed by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha took up several assignments of tunnels, flyovers, bypasses and ring roads besides several projects have been sanctioned in last three years.
A top official in the J&K administration revealed that government has improved the road connectivity through tunnels across J&K which includes Zojila tunnel on NH-1 (14.15 km’s), Z-Morh tunnel on NH-1 (6.50 km’s), Marog to Digdole on NH-44 (4.38 km), Digdole to Khooni Nalla on NH-44 (3.2 km), Panthyal tunnel on NH-44 (880 meters), Peerah Kunfar tunnel on NH-44 (925 meters), Kundi tunnel on NH-144A (260 meters), Sungal tunnel on NH-144A (2.79 km), Nowshehra tunnel on NH-144A (700 meters), Bimber Gali tunnel on NH-144A (1.10 km), Sudmahadev Dranga tunnels on NH-244 (12.85 km’s: 2 no’s), Vailoo Singhpora tunnel on NH-244 (10.36 km’s), Khilani Bypass tunnel on NH-244 (1.574 km’s), Chamoti-Drabshala tunnel on NH-244 (495 meters) and Additional Chenani-Nashri tunnel on NH-44 (DPR under preparation).
The official said during last three years several new flyover came into being which includes Gagwal flyover on NH-44 (2.50 km), Samba flyover on NH-44 (1.10 km), AIIMS Samba to JRR junction flyover on NH-44 (3 km), Sarore Brari-Brahmana flyover on NH-44 (1 km), Sarore to Satwari flyover on NH-44 (14 km), Sainik Colony ROB cum flyover on NH-44 (700 meter), 3 flyovers between Channi Himmat to Narwal Junction on NH-44 (300 meter), Elevated bridge at Sidhra Golf Course on NH-44 (1 km), 4th Tawi Bridge to Bhagwati Nagar flyover on NH-44 (1.35 km), Canal head to Palora flyover on NH-144A (5.20 km), Ramban flyover on NH-44 (108 km), Banihal flyover on NH-44 (2.35 km), Bemina flyover on NH-44 (0.88 km), Nowgam flyover on NH-44 (0.85 km), Sanat Nagar flyover on NH-44 (0.85 km), Ganderbal flyover on NH-1 (1.50 km), flyover cum Jhelum bridge for Sumbal town on NH-1 (2 km), Sangrama flyover on NH-1 (660 meter) and Delina flyover on NH-1 (3.54 km).
He also said that smooth movement of vehicles and to avoid traffic congestion the J&K government has constructed several bypasses in both Jammu and Kashmir regions. “It includes Lakhanpur/Kathua town bypass, Hiranagar, Samba, Vijaypur, Udhampur, Ramban, Banihal, Qazigund, Anantnag-Bijbehara, Awantipora, Pampore, Pattan, Baramulla, Akhnoor, Sunderbani, Katra, Thathri, Kishtwar, Chatroo, Donipawa-Ashajipora-Alstop bypass, Seer bypass, Ashmuqam, Pahalgam, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian bypasses,” he said.
The official further said that several ring roads have also been taken up which includes Semi Ring Road Jammu (58 km’s), Srinagar Ring Road Phase-1 (42 km’s), Srinagar Ring Road Phase-11 (24 km’s) and Srinagar Ring Road Phase IIA (11 km’s).
“16807 km UT roads were black topped and resurfaced during last three years. Over 10,000 crore spent on construction/upgradation of UT roads during last three years, 244 bridges completed during last three years, 6912 km road length constructed under PMGSY during last three years; achieved 3rd rank during 2020-21 and 2021-22 at National Level. Also 790 road/bridge projects sanctioned under NABARD for Rs 3406 crore for rural connectivity during last three years by Public Works Department J&K,” the official maintained.