Road connectivity in Leh and Kargil receiving fillip

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Srinagar, Oct 15 (UNI) For better road connectivity, a comprehensive road communication programme was under progress in twin districts of Kargil and Leh in Ladakh region.

The programme envisages to provide better connectivity facilities to the people of the region.

In Kargil district, work on 53 road projects at a cost of Rs 11.60 crore is presently in execution under state sector while as many as 27 road schemes have been competed in the district during last financial year.

Rs 16 crore have been spent for completion of these schemes.

Under NABARD and PMGSY 38 more road projects at an estimated cost of Rs 44.33 crore are under progress in the Kargil district.

The road projects are expected to be completed by the end of this financial year and would connect dozens of villages with the district headquarter Kargil.

An official spokesman said presently 835 km of road length is being maintained in the district, which include 200 km black topped, 300 kms metalled and 345 km fair weather roads.

Work on 40 km Kargil-Suru World Bank aided prestigious road project at an estimated cost of Rs 24.72 crore is also underway in Kargil.

Under the road sector a total road length of 1230 kms has so far been constructed in the Leh district, providing road connectivity facilities to 99 villages of the district out of a total of 112 villages.

Over Rs 11 crore have been earmarked in the annual district plan for the year 2008-09 for development of the road sector in the district.

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