The government of Jammu and Kashmir is very keen to complete many important road projects with the help of central help and in this direction recently a high level meeting was conducted between the chief secretary and union secretary of road projects.
During the meeting it was observed that the remaining works on Udhampur-Ramban section, Ramban-Banihal section and Srinagar-Banihal section are also going on in full swing and are expected to be completed in the next year.
It was informed that works on Baramulla- Gulmarg road are in full swing and are likely to be completed by April 2022.
Works on Jammu semi-ring road and Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch road have been accelerated and are expected to be completed in March 2022, and March 2024, respectively.
It was further informed that work on Srinagar-Shopian-Qazigund road will also commence soon with the construction of 3 by-pass roads for Pulwama, Kulgam, and Shopian towns.
National highway is relatively in better shape due to improved maintenance, CS emphasized that the Ramban-Banihal segment is the most critical section on the National Highway and requires the focused attention for early execution of works related to tunnels and re-alignment of landslide prone stretches.