PMGSY: J&K Govt submits proposals worth Rs 2462 cr to Centre

By: Ibni Maqbool

Srinagar: In a significant development, the administration of Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has submitted projects worth Rs 2462.71 crore to the Government of India for sanctioning under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)-III.

Documents in possession of The Precious Kashmir reveal that J&K UT administration has submitted project proposals of 235 roads involving 1782.72 kilometers to the National Rural Infrastructure Development Agency (NIRDA) for sanctioning under PMGSY.

“Out of 235 roads, 173 roads of 1108.46 km have been proposed with 3.75 m carriageway width at an average cost of Rs 125.21 lakh/km, 58 roads of 621.04 km have been proposed with a carriageway width of 5.50 meter with an average cost of Rs 156.73 lakh/km and 04 roads of 53.27 km have been proposed with carriageway width of 7.00 m at an average cost of Rs 190. 38 lakh/km,” reads the documents.

The projects involve total financial outlay of Rs 2462.71 crore- of which Rs 2188. 25 crore has been proposed as GoI’s share and Rs 274.76 crore as UT share.

The projects came up for discussion during the pre-empowered committee meeting held at New Delhi on December 9, 2021 through videoconferencing. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of additional secretary (Ministry of Rural Development) and Director General, National Rural Infrastructure Development Agency (NRIDA).

The Centre is likely to take a final call on the projects during the empowered committee meeting which will be held after the J&K government responds to observations raised by the Centre during the preliminary meeting.

The PMGSY is an ambitious road connectivity programme launched by the Government of India to provide all-weather road connectivity to unconnected villages.


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