JAMMU: Union Minister of State for Prime Minister Office (PMO), Dr Jitendra Singh on Monday laid e-foundation for the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), comprising of 975.50 km and costing Rs 650 cr (including Rs 628.09 cr construction and Rs 21.9 cr maintenance cost).
To be constructed under 110 schemes across his home Parliamentary constituency Doda-Udhampur-Kathua, these roads will strengthen the rural connectivity in Billawar, Basohli, Kishtwar, Reasi, Doda, Inderwal, Gool-Arnas, Banihal, Udhampur, Ramanagr, Chenani-Ghordi, Bani, Gulabgarh, Bhaderwah and Ramban.
Dr Singh speaking on the occassion called for coordinated efforts by all stakeholders towards achieving the common goal of development. He said that the Prime Minister is sensitive towards J&K and the Government of India is striking a perfect balance through equitable distribution of development works and funds. Liberal funding has been made for the deserving areas, he added. (AGENCIES)