Status of road projects under PMDP reviewed

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Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta and Union Secretary, Ministry of Road, Transport & High-ways, Giridhar Aramane, today reviewed the im-plementation of road sector projects in Jammu and Kashmir under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) at a high-level meeting.

During the meeting, it was observed that sub-stantial progress has been achieved in the widening of National Highway-44, including in the comple-tion of Chenani-Nashri and Qazigund-Banihal sec-tions on the highway, an official handout said.

It was observed that the remaining works on Udhampur-Ramban section, Ramban-Banihal sec-tion and Srinagar-Banihal section are also going on in full swing and are expected to be completed in the next year.

It was informed that works on Baramulla- Gul-marg road are in full swing and are likely to be completed by April 2022.

Similarly, works on Jammu semi-ring road and Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch road have been acceler-ated and are expected to be completed in March 2022, and March 2024, respectively.— GK

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