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.
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.