New Delhi, July 18:

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is implementing 17 major road development projects of  aggregate length of 1,554 km in Jammu & Kashmir.

Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday that the progress of Qazigund- Banihal tunnel project on NH-44 undertaken by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is 75.24% against the fund allocated amounting to Rs 2,648 crore for the project and scheduled to be completed by July, 2020.

The work of preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) costing Rs 3.23 crore for two laning of Mughal Road connecting Shopian to Baffliaz (in Punch District) including Mughal Road is in progress and scheduled to be completed by Jan, 2020. This state road is approved as “In-Principle” NH subject to outcome of DPR.

Other major road projects implemented by NHAI in J&K are given below:

Sr. NoDescription of ProjectLength (km)Present statusAgency
1Construction of Ring Road around Jammu City58.26In ProgressNHAI
2Construction of Jammu Bypass (km. 0.00 to km 15.00) on NH-4415.00Stands completedNHAI
34 laning of Jammu – Udhampur section of NH-1A (km 15 to 67) on NH-4464.58Stands completedNHAI
44 laning of Udhampur – Ramban road (km 67 to 89, 130 to 151) on NH-4440.07In progressNHAI
54 laning of Chenani – Nashri section of NH-1A (km 89 to 130) (tunnel project 9 km long tunnel – 2 lane) on NH-4410.89Stands completedNHAI
64 laning of Ramban – Banihal road (km 151 to 187) on NH-4432.10In progressNHAI
74 laning of Srinagar – Banihal section of NH-1A (km 187 to 189.350 & 220.7 to 286.11) on NH-4467.76In progressNHAI
84 laning of Quazigund – Banihal section of NH-1A (km 189.35 to 204.7) (tunnel project 8.45 km & 0.69 km length, 2 lane) on NH-4415.25In progressNHAI
94 laning of Lakhanpur to Hiranagar (km 16.35 to km 50.00) on NH-4433.65Stands completedNHAI
104 laning of Hiranagar to Vijaypur (km 50.00 to km 80.00) on NH-4430.00Stands completedNHAI
114 laning of Vijaypur to Kunjwani (km 80 to km 97.20) on NH-4417.20Substantially completedNHAI
124 laning of Jammu – Akhnoor & 2 laning with paved shoulders of Akhnoor-Poonch on NH-144A246Jammu-Akhnoor Section:In progress.Akhnoor-Poonch section DPR stage.NHIDCL  BRO
132 laning with paved shoulder of Chenani – Sudhmahadev – Goha on NH-244274In progressNHIDCL
14Construction of tunnels – Lachulunga & Tanglang pass on NH-3 DPR stageNHIDCL
15Construction of two lane road Batote – Kishtwar – Sinthapass – Anantnag on NH- 244265DPR stageNHIDCL
162 laning with paved shoulder of Kargil – Zanskar on NH-3012349 bridges in progressState PWD
172 laning with paved shoulder of Srinagar – Shupiyan – Quazigund on NH -444150Work in tender stageState PWD

This information was given by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.