Crescent Kashmir

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In the past few years the central government has been very keen on the rural new road construction projects in Jammu and Kashmir. Some of these projects have been completed in the recent past and the villagers who feel connected now are brimming with joy.

The people of Darui Panchayat started celebrating and dancing with joy after the road construction work was taken up in their village for the first time since Independence. As soon as the JCB machine was installed, the people of the village started dancing to the beats of the drum and exchanged sweets among themselves. The construction work on 2.50 kilometer road has been started at an estimated cost of Rs 2.29 crore.

The Sarpanch of the Panchayat had played a very important role in getting the road built. Vimla Devi said people were engaged in trying to get this road constructed since 2009 but finally the work started in 2022. “People have been trying to get this road constructed since 2009 and finally the work will start in 2022. This road is being built under the NABARD scheme.

Four National Highway projects are being completed during 2022. Execution of Delhi-Amritsar Katra Expressway is being taken up. Under Bharat Mala, 10 new road/tunnel projects are being executed. All habitations with over 1000 population (as per the 2011 census) have been provided road connectivity. The provision of road connectivity for the habitations with 500 population by 2022-23 is also being taken up.

The Public Works Department of J&K has embarked on a mission to reach out to unconnected habitations with road connectivity, strengthen and expand the intra UT road network, especially in rural & remote areas.

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