Rs 4000 cr earmarked to develop flood-damaged roads: Bukhari

Rs 4000 cr earmarked to develop flood-damaged roads: Bukhari

POONCH: Government on Saturday said that it has earmarked Rs 4000 crore for developing the roads across the state.
This, according to an official statement, was said by minister for Public Works, Floriculture, Parks & Gardens, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari after the Independence Day function at Poonch.
“In the last year’s floods, roads sector witnessed massive devastation and the restoration and reconstruction programme started by the Government across the state will improve the services to great extent. Rs 4000 crore have been earmarked for this purpose for current fiscal,” he said.
He said that Rs 6000 crore have also been approved by the government of India for taking forward the centrally sponsored schemes started in the state.
“Second phase of Baglihar Hydel power project is to be commissioned soon which will add more than 450 MWs of electricity and will help Government to overcome the energy deficit in the state,” he claimed.
He said that a plan of Rs 400 crore has been framed for flood management and natural disasters. “The World Bank has approved Rs 1500 crore for reconstruction of infrastructure damaged during September 2014 floods.”