Development of quality and extensive road network in Jammu & Kashmir is vital, given the difficult topography, ecology and weather conditions of the UT and limited scope for development of alternate means of communication. A well-developed network of roads is necessary not only for the economic development of the UT but for its social and cultural development. It is necessary and critical to exploit rich natural wealth, to develop indigenous industries, to explore new markets for farm products and to promote tourism.
PW(R&B) Department is mandated to develop a robust and dependable road network in Jammu and Kashmir to all corners of the UT. To this effect the Department has been focusing on construction of new roads, maintenance and upgradation of already existing roads, construction of bridges and culverts and connecting habitations/ villages with the network of roads. Major thrust is being given to the schemes providing connectivity in difficult and inaccessible areas for equitable development of all regions of the UT.
The Department also extends technical support to other Government Departments and executes their projects in case they assign construction to the Department. It remains endeavour of the Department to construct eco-friendly and cost-effective government buildings adopting best evolved practices and advanced modern techniques.
|S. No.||Agency||Black topped||Metalled||Shingled||Fair-weather||Total|
*A linear length of 514.25 Kms has been transferred to Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) and 1394.63 Kms transferred to Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) during 2020-21 for maintenance in the capital cities.
|S. No||Sector Allocation||2021-22 |
(Rs in lakh)
|1||Road Sector Jammu||13500.00|
|2||R&B Sector Kashmir||13500.00|
|3||Cities & Towns||50000.00|
|5||CRIF Jammu (Central Share)||20000.00|
|6||CRIF Kashmir (Central Share)||20000.00|
|7||CRF Compensation Jammu||1600.00|
|8||CRF Compensation Kashmir||1600.00|
|12||PMGSY (Regular & State Share)||30000.00|
|13||PMGSY (Central Share)||150000.00|
|14||PMRP (Mughal Road)||2800.00|
|18||Highway Resting Place||2000.00|
|19||Construction of Roads||40000.00|