NEW DELHI: The Centre has set December 2022 because the deadline for rail connectivity to Kashmir and all-weather street connectivity to the Valley subsequent 12 months. Equally, to enhance street connectivity to villages on this newly created Union Territory, 5,300 […]
Sources stated 4,600 km of roads below PM Gram Sadak Yojna will likely be inbuilt Jammu province, the remainder 700 km will likely be constructed in Kashmir.
The railway ministry had just lately claimed that the world’s highest railway bridge over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir being constructed at a top of 359 metres from the river mattress degree will likely be prepared by December 2021. This will likely be increased than the Qutub Minar and Eiffel Tower. The utmost designed wind velocity for the bridge is 266 kmph, a authorities doc stated.
The railway ministry has commissioned the Udhmapur-Katra, Banihal-Quazigund and Quazigund-Baramulla sections with a mixed size of 161 km. “The final remaining part, the 111 km Katra-Banihal part is at the moment below execution. It’s focused for completion in December 2022,” an official stated.
The federal government claimed that expenditure on varied infrastructure tasks, which was 27% of the sanctioned value in June 2018, has shot as much as 54% in July 2020. It stated the variety of accomplished tasks and considerably accomplished tasks has shot up from seven in June 2018 to 17 in July 2020.
Officers stated the Semi Ring Highway for Jammu may even be accomplished subsequent 12 months. All land acquisition and associated hurdles have been eliminated and 30% of the work has been accomplished. Equally, the progress of Quazigund-Banihal tunnel is round 86% and it’s scheduled for completion subsequent 12 months.
Officers stated works on main roads – Jammu–Akhnoor Highway, Chenani-Sudhmahadev street – have been accelerated.
The federal government has additionally ready the detailed undertaking studies of Mild Rail Transit System (LRTS) for Jammu and Srinagar at Rs 10,599 crore.
Infrastructure improvement in Jammu and Kashmir is getting a concentrated push with authorities estimates suggesting tasks value over Rs 7,000 crore had been languishing at varied phases since 2018. A few of these had been at a standstill for over decade.
To take care of this downside, the federal government has arrange the J&Ok Infrastructure Improvement Finance Company (JKIDFC), which has borrowed Rs 8,000 crore from the market. It has sanctioned 2,273 tasks costing Rs 5,979 crore and 506 tasks have been accomplished whereas 963 tasks are scheduled for completion by March 2021.