Union Government has approved the project for the Development of Jakh (Vijaypur)-Kunjwani section of NH-44 to 6-lane Expressway standards as part of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway including development of Kunjwani to 4th Tawi Bridge section of NH-144A to four-lane NH standards at the revised cost estimate of Rs 2500 cr under , along with that a flyover is also approved from Kunjwani to Vijaypur. The project work has been commenced today from Gangyal, Jammu.

Once completed, the stretch would boost connectivity to many parts of Jammu.

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As per the report, Union Minister for Road Transport and National Highways Nitin Gadkari has approved two projects worth 2500 crore rupees on Samba-Jammu and Akhnoor-Poonch National Highways in the Union  Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mr Gadkari approved development work of Jakh (Vijaypur)-Kunjwani section of National Highway-44 to six lane Expressway. The work includes development of Kunjwani to 4th Tawi bridge section of National Highway-144A. A total budget of 2500 crore rupees has been sanctioned for these two projects. The Jakh-Kunjwani falls on Samba-Jammu road and is part of Pathankot-Jammu National Highway which is presently four-lane. Six-laning of Kunjwani-4th Tawi bridge section of NH-144A will heavily reduce traffic congestion, the report said.