Jammu and Kashmir is progressing ahead and recently it became among the top three performers under PMGSY.
Under PMGSY, an average 9 kms of road length was constructed per day, which was slightly higher than the achievement for the year 2020-21 with an average of 8.67 kms per day and 119 habitations were connected under PMGSY with 3167 kms of road length constructed.
With the construction of tunnels and macadamization as well as expansion of Srinagar- Jammu national highway, the average layover for trucks is now less than 12 hours which earlier was 24-72 hours. The travelling time for passengers on the national highway has been reduced to 5.50 hours from 7-12 hours prior to 2019.
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 were agreed upon by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. 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.