Road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir is the top priority of the central government and there are enough funds under different schemes to connect all the villages.
Even the macadamization of the roads is in the focus of administration and recently the J & K government released the data. According to the data, average road macadamization in J&K is increased to 20.6 Km per day from 6.54 Km.
J&K is among top three performers under PMGSY. The average road macadamization in J&K has been increased to 20.6 km per day in the last three years as compared to 6.54 km per day before 2019, which reflects the progressing development happening across Jammu and Kashmir.
According to official data, road length in J&K has increased to 41,141 kilometres and the percentage of blacktop roads has reached 74 percent as compared to 66 percent in 2019.
Under the Pothole free road programme, a target of 5900 kilometres was made for 2021-22 of which 4600 kilometres of road length has been made pothole-free till date.
Remarkably, Jammu and Kashmir has once again been ranked among top three performing States/UTs at national level for construction of road length per year under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).
J&K Maintained its rank for the second consecutive year as the Public Works Department (R&B) constructed PMGSY road length of 3284 kms during the year 2021-22 and connected 114 habitations through road networks by executing 427 schemes in the year.