Jammu:The Minister for Works Naeem Akhtar Saturday said the Government has received approval of 43 CRF projects worth Rs 599.20 crore during 2016-17, on which work is at different levels of construction.He, however, said that state government submitted 148 connectivity projects worth Rs 2275.75 crore to Union Government for approval under the scheme in last two years adding that the left out projects proposed during 2017-18 are under its active consideration.
Responding to another part of the clubbed question, the Minister said that 174 NABARD road projects worth Rs 643.25 crore were taken up in the state during the last two years. He said the cumulative expenditure of Rs 268.41 crore was incurred on these projects and 16 roads were completed so far while work on others is in progress. Similarly, under CRF scheme during the last two year, 49 works worth Rs 840.55 crore were taken up, out of which Rs.51.66 crore was incurred till date.
About Khansahib constituency, the Minister said that during 2016-17 up-gradation of the road from Randak Daji Jawalpora Waterhail Gaffarabad via Samsen upto Yarikhah was sanctioned under CRF at a cost of Rs 15 crore. He said the work on the road is in progress and an amount of Rs 20.83 lakh has been utilized on the scheme.
The Minister further said that under NABARD upgradation of two road projects including Kremshore Shogpora (Tilampora link road) and Khansahib Balpora, Raithan Yarikhah and Gurwait Pahnar road at an estimated cost of Rs 8.87 crore was taken up in 2016-17 and an amount of Rs 6.60 crore has been spent on these till date.