Rs 75 crore for road projects in Uri

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Srinagar, Apr 23: A massive project to construct 104 roads at an estimated cost of Rs 75.66 crore is under execution in the border area of Uri, where about 400 people were killed or injured and property worth crores of rupees destroyed in a devastating earthquake on October 8, 2005.

An official spokesman said about 104 roads having 162 km road length are under execution under Roads and Buildings (R&B) and PMGSY sectors at an estimated cost of Rs 75.66 crore in Uri sub-division.

Over Rs 30.38 crore have so far been utilised in carrying out earth work, solving and metalling 140 km road length.

He said Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution and Animal Husbandry Taj Mohi-ud-Din inaugurated 5.5 km road from Thala Lagama to Upper Garkote,located 7,000 feet above the sea level.

Sixteen bridges were taken up for execution at a cost of Rs 6.57 crore, of which ten stands completed incurring an expenditure of Rs 4.67 crore.

He said Rs 150 crore would be spent on various sectors in Uri constituency in the coming months.

UNI

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