Development projects flourishing tourism, economy: Sinha

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that the developmental projects are flourishing tourism and economical and industrial growth in the Union Territory.

“After 2014 and especially after the abrogation of Article 370, the execution of new roads, tunnels and other basic infrastructure has gained huge push to ensure the overall development of the UT of J&K under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” LG Sinha said while addressing the gathering at Sports Stadium in Doda District wherein Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation of 25 National Highway projects worth Rs 11721 crores.

While counting the numerous projects under execution in J&K being implemented by the various executing agencies the LG said, “These projects are important from not only tourism point of view but also for the economic growth and industrial development point of the area.”

The LG said that the progress of construction of new roads have been doubled across in recent years in J&K and apart from the construction of buildings, roads and tunnels, the UT Administration in coordination with Union Government has also kickstarted other projects in the UT which includes plantation of High Density plants in Jammu province.

He further said that all projects are being executed on a fast-track basis and will be completed in a time-bound manner, besides said that the budgetary allocation has been doubled for the district which has now reached beyond 700 crores. (UNI)

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