In the past few years the central government has been very liberal in the distribution of funds to Jammu and Kashmir especially for the building of road infrastructure.
Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir held a review meeting of the roads and told the officials of PWD to speed up the projects so that the rural areas get more connectivity.
It was further informed that there has been an expenditure of 95 % and 80 % against the releases made under Central Road Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) and PMGSY respectively.
He was informed that out of 4355 works in which administrative approval stands accorded, 4239 works have been tendered and 3988 works stands allotted for execution.
Giving details of the works completed under various schemes, Principal Secretary, PWD informed that a total of 2650 projects have been completed till date during the current year.
Against the target of 8000 roads, 5629 roads have been black topped while 2011 roads have been metal shingled during the current fiscal year.
Out of 819 projects sanctioned under NABARD, while 131 works were completed during the last year, 31 projects have been completed till date during the current fiscal year.
Under PMGSY I& II against the target of 322 roads, 226 roads were completed as on march 2021 while 103 long span bridge projects were completed against the target of 241 such bridges. He emphasized completion of rest of work at the earliest.