Akhnoor-Poonch National Highway

A good news for the people in Jammu division especially living along Akhnoor to Poonch sector is that for the project to upgrade , widen and making two lane system strong with paved shoulder the Akhnoor -Poonch National highway and to give a push to the ongoing work , the requisite financial support stands not only granted amounting to Rs.563 crore but released too. That pointedly means work on the project shall be expedited . Once completed, the project was going to enhance connectivity between and to various border villages . This work under the ‘project Sampark’ is going to be executed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) known for its commitment to speed, quality and maintenance. The mode of such work will be the principle of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) which in other words means measures to cut down on delays and hence cost escalation by adhering strictly to the timeline. Infrastructure projects show wonderful results on account of EPC mode.
Improving and adding roads infrastructure was essential in hassles free connectivity of areas and places besides a strong pillar for economic growth and prosperity. Jammu and Kashmir needing more of such infrastructural projects having been duly realised by the Central Government, therefore, projects like the one under reference shall prove to be a major step towards that direction. We need more flyovers especially in Jammu city which is facing problems on account of increasing traffic load on the roads and in this connection, it is heartening that the flyover on Jammu -Akhnoor Road is completed and scheduled to be inaugurated by the Union Home Minister this week.