JK: 210 new road projects for under PMGSY

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Srinagar, Sep 16: Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) 210 road schemes involving a total cost of Rs 391 crore have been sanctioned for the Kashmir valley while 408 road projects have already been undertaken with an estimated cost of Rs 840 crore in the entire state.

A Press Information Bureau (PIB) spokesman said here today that 408 road projects were undertaken under central sponsored scheme of PMGSY in five phases till 2007 in the Jammu and Kashmir.

Under these projects construction was started on 2114 km of roads in rural areas with an estimated cost of Rs 840 crore.

However, out of these projects, 102 have been already completed while work is in progress on the remaining projects.

Besides, roads for new connectivity, 12 road schemes for up upgradation of 247 km of road has been also undertaken and completed.

In sixth phase under PMGSY, 210 new road schemes are being executed in Kashmir Valley.

He said work on some of these schemes has commenced while as in remaining schemes it is about to commence.

Under this phase, 753 km long roads are to be constructed with an estimated cost of Rs 391 crore.

He said at the national level under PMGSY, there is a target of construction of 1,46,000 kms of news roads between 2005-09 which will connect 62,878 habitations.


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