Public Works (R&B) Department has achieved considerable targets and achievements under various schemes /programmes implemented for Construction, improvement/ upgradation of roads & bridges, for providing connectivity with special focus on rural areas viz.
Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), Bridge Programme, Central Road & Infrastructure fund (CRIF), NABARD, Road Sector, Cities & Towns (Macadamization), Languishing Projects, Pothole Free Road Programme, NHAI/NHIDCL/BRO, and other departmental works.
Under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), 2480 kms of road length was completed in 2021-22 besides 125 bridges are under construction to provide connectivity to far-flung areas.
It is worth mentioning that 2353 PMGSY projects covering 16,448 km were completed which connected 2033 habitations since its inception. The marvellous journey of road length achievement by PMGSY in J&K has earned it 4th place in the national performance ranking.
“J&K is amongst the top performers in terms of achievements made under PMGSY. We are reaching out to unconnected habitations with road connectivity, besides augmenting the Power & water supply to connect every household in the rural areas,” Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had said.