Under PMGSY 29 road projects costing 25.61 crores taken up in Kashmi

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Srinagar, Sep 15 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir government has taken up for execution 29 road projects at a cost of Rs 25.61 crore under Prime Minister's Grameen Sarak Yojna (PMGSY) in the central Kashmir district of Badgam.

Out of these six road projects are nearing completion,'' Minister for Transport Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen said here.

Mr Yaseen said.'' A massive road connectivity programme had been launched in Budgam district under which 12 more road projects under PMGSY were in pipeline.'' Work on these projects would be started next year while the roads under execution would be macadamized in June 2008.

He said under Roads and Buildings (R&B) sector, a comprehensive road communication programme was also under execution in the district, under which Rs 124 crore were being spent on 157 road projects.

He said government also had plans to construct two concrete bridges over nallah Sukhnag at Sail and Wahbpora for which project report had been submitted to the government for approval and release of funds.

Mr Yaseen said that government was committed to provide better road connectivity to the people especially those living in remote and neglected areas.

He directed the concerned officers to expedite the process of tendering of NABARD schemes in the district.

The minister said village Kachwari which was being developed as a tourist village would be connected with Rythan by road costing Rs 1.10 core.

UNI

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