Housing

Roads

Introduction

An effective communication network is essential not only to cater to the needs of travel and transport but also for Socio-economic development of a State and the country. In case of J&K, the same is all the more important for promotion of tourism as well. Revival of Tourism and restoration of damaged infrastructure, which had become the target during the period of disturbance in the State has been a priority of the State Government.

The State Government, with the supplementation of Central resources, made concerted efforts in rebuilding of destroyed infrastructure in the shape of roads, bridges, school buildings and the social infrastructure, etc. With this objective in view, special schemes were launched, besides giving a boost to the ongoing schemes of the Department.


Table 1: Category wise Road length maintained by State PWD (excluding national highways) as on 31-03-2012

Category of Roads (kms)
Surfaced Un-Surfaced
S.No District Black Topped Metalled Shingled Fair Weather Jeepable Total
1) Srinagar 915.49 422.30 26.92 - - 1364.71
2) Ganderbal 313.50 107.12 34.80 - - 455.42
3) Budgam 983.22 637.30 200.11 4.5 - 1825.13
4) Anantnag 891.68 602.00 104.25 48.90 - 1646.83
5) Kulgam 346.50 137.40 109.48 9.90 - 603.28
6) Pulwama 595.87 181.56 105.26 0.85 - 883.54
7) Shopian 334.65 196.95 41.75 - - 573.35
8) Baramulla 995.68 778.77 333.02 157.28 - 2264.75
9) Bandipora 327.30 211.55 99.40 - - 638.25
10) Kupwara 558.32 686.90 94.05 - - 1339.27
11) Leh (Ladakh) 615.07 331.76 322.85 720.08 - 1989.76
12) Kargil 52.90 241.84 84.12 409.33 - 788.19
13) Jammu 2531.12 26.82 56.31 50.06 10.05 2674.36
14) Samba 546.25 14.25 9.44 42.56 - 612.50
15) Kathua 1108.95 19.96 26.84 60.24 - 1215.99
16) Poonch 277.40 54.70 57.00 278.27 - 667.37
17) Rajouri 577.11 131.71 126.25 500.28 - 1335.35
18) Udhampur 705.78 114.40 49.63 23.71 - 893.52
19) Reasi 277.13 37.89 46.47 90.54 - 452.03
20) Doda 236.16 50.82 12.66 108.85 - 408.49
21) Kishtwar 134.50 52.58 28.49 82.16 - 297.73
22) Ramban 193.50 106.20 67.54 7.59 - 374.83
J&K 13518.08 5144.78 2036.64 2595.10 10.05 23304.65

(Data Source: Digest of Statistics, 2011-12)

 

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