JK: Better road connectivity with Rs 1000 cr

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Srinagar, Sep 23: Under different centrally sponsored schemes, an amount of Rs 1000 crore has been spent for construction of better road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.

In Kashmir division, during 2007-08, 1404 km roads were mettled and 552.66 km black topped while as 1731.14 running meters of bridges and 2.89 lakh square feet buildings were constructed besides 34 motorable bridges were completed at a cost of Rs 51.35 crore.

Besides 16 road schemes were completed at a cost of Rs 64.20 crore while as 15 schemes at a cost of Rs 15.37 crore are being completed this year in the valley.

In Jammu division, during 2007-08, 504 km of fair weather roads were constructed while as 751 km roads were mettled and 346 km black topped.

In addition, 2133.50 running meters of bridge work and 2.57 lakh square feet buildings were also constructed besides completion of 20 motorable bridges and 24 foot bridges at a cost of Rs 54 crore.

He said in the cities of Jammu and Srinagar Rs 10 crore each have been spent on upgradation and improvement of city road.

UNI

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