PM’s J&K Development Package is set to cross 1 lakh crores

Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh today said that the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) is set to cross more than one lakh crore due to cost escalation.

Earlier on the first day of his four-day visit to the state Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh took a review of the implementation of PMDP along with Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, at a high-level meeting of officers.

During the meeting, the two leaders took a detailed review of the projects taken up under Rs 80000 crore PMDP in the State.

The meeting was informed 63 projects have been taken up under PMDP by 15 Union Ministries through 39 executing agencies. Of them around 80% of the projects stand formally sanctioned, the meeting was told.

Out of the total outlay, Rs 21988 crore have been released under the package and five projects have already been completed while as seven projects are likely to be completed soon, the meeting was informed.

Of the projects in progress, the meeting was informed, are 22 major road projects in the State which include some big ticket works like semi ring road projects for Srinagar and Jammu, Kargil-Zanaskar road, Udhampur-Ramban and Ramban-Banihal stretches of National Highway and which are in various stages of completion.

Among the 11 projects to be taken up for execution include some ambitious projects like Rs. 5100 crore  Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch road project, Rs. 1800 crore Srinagar-Shopian-Qazigund road project, Rs. 2700 crore 105 kilometre long connectivity project for various tourist destinations and and Rs. 1800 crore Zojila tunnel project.

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