Srinagar, May 25: Jammu and Kashmir government has spent Rs 17.40 crore for the construction of 11 bridges in the frontier district of Kupwara, once a hub of militants.
An official spokesman said today 11 bridges at a cost of Rs 17.40 crore are being completed during the current financial year.
He said construction of 56.50 kilometer road, two guest houses, one school building at a cost of Rs 15 crore have been taken under fast track development programme in Handwara division of the district.
As many as 17 new schemes have been taken up at a cost of Rs 14.
97 crore in Kupwara division besides four bridges proposed to be constructed in same division.
He said 90 meter long Narampora Trehgam bridge, constructed at a cost of Rs 3.81 crore has been completed and would be open for traffic very soon.