After a brief halt due to the coronavirus induced lockdown, construction of roads in Jammu and Kashmir’s (J&K) is back on track.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) – launched by the Indian government to provide good all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages across the nation – the government has approved up-gradation of the 5.25-kilometre road from NH1A 46th Delina to Singhpora in Baramulla at the cost of Rs 443.65 lakhs.
Local residents were facing many problems due to the bad condition of this road. Many of them now feel that various developmental works have started and going on at a great pace after Jammu and Kashmir became a Union territory in 2019 after the government abrogated Article 370.
“We were waiting for the construction of the road in our area for several years. This wish is being fulfilled. The engineering team and other workers are doing work with great dedication,” said Rajveer Singh, a local resident.
“The length of the road is 5.25 kilometres and the project is sanctioned for Rs 443 lakhs,” Peer Shahjahan Muhammad, Executive Engineer, PMGSY Division Baramulla said.
Touseef Raina, a political activist informed that a bridge and science block in women’s college is also being constructed in Baramulla.
“After J-K became Union Territory, the focus has been given on development works like macadamization of this road is one among them. A bridge and science block in women’s college is also being constructed in Baramulla,” he said.