Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday stated that development of the 4 lane nationwide freeway (NH-44) from Jammu to Srinagar will probably be finished by means of December 2023.
Addressing a rally in Doda after laying the root stone of over two dozen freeway initiatives price Rs 11,721 crore in J&Ok, he stated: “I assure you that this work will be completed in two years and you will be able to reach Srinagar from Jammu in four hours,” he stated.
About 85 in step with cent paintings at the 95-km-long avenue between Jammu, Udhapur and Nashri on NH44 has been finished, together with the tunnel named after BJP ideologue DR Shama Prasad Mookherjee, the Minister stated.
Gadkari added that paintings at the 60-km-road between Nashri to Banihal — each in Ramban district — will probably be finished by means of December 7, 2023. The widening of NH-44 right into a 4 lane freeway had began in 2011.
The BJP chief additionally spoke of the amenities that will probably be made to be had at Katra, which acts a s a base camp for pilgrims visiting the Vaishno Devi shrine in Trikuta Hills of Jammu. An inter-model railway station with a helipad and bus facility will probably be made, and it’s going to be supplied with state-of-the-art options, he stated.