Jammu | Jan 10: The government Wednesday said that the two key roads-Bijbehara-Shopian road via Zainapora is expected to be completed by 2018-19 while the Aglar-Shopian road via Turkawangam would be completed by September this year.
In a written reply to a question raised by MLA Wachi Aijaz Ahmad Mir, the government said the widening and up-gradation of Bijbehara-Shopian road via Zainapora has been taken up under CRF during 2015-2016 at a sanctioned cost of Rs 48.93 crore for an aggregate length of 12 Kilometers from railway junction Bijbehara to Chitragam.
The minister Naeem Akhtar said the whole road stretch would be completed by 2018-19.
About the Aglar-Shopian road via Turkawangam, under the nomenclature “T02 Shopian to Aglar” has been sanctioned under Phase X of PMGSY for upgradation.
“The work on the scheme was taken up in March 2017 and 45 % work has been completed till date, by way of construction of retaining/ breast walls, drains, cross drainage works, berm development in different kilometers and 3 kilometers of macdamisation. The scheme is targeted to be completed in September 2018 as per agreement drawn with the executing agency,” said the government written reply.
About the immediate widening of the road after the macdamisation, the minister said that after the completion of the project, further widening of the road will be done accordingly.
Pertinent to mention here that both the roads are of primary importance and form a key connectivity for the people of Shopian district with rest of the Valley.
People are upbeat and are eagerly waiting for its completion as it would further boost the economy of the area.