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600-Km Highway To Connect All J&K Tourist Spots

New Delhi: With the assistance of the Centre, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&Okay) and Ladakh UT administration are planning to attach all picturesque vacationer resorts by a brand new 600-km-long freeway circuit.

In accordance with the J&Okay Chief Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, every spot could be like “another Gulmarg”.

The proposed Rs 8,000 crore street venture will join Gulmarg with Kargil and Drass in Ladakh. It’s proposed to provoke from the revered shrines of Pakharpora and Chrar-e-Sharief and join higher Budgam’s picturesque and virgin spots of Yusmarg, Doodhpathri and Tosamaidan with Gulmarg and Babarishi.

“We are planning to construct a 600-km-long road which will touch tourist attractions like Keran, Gurez and Machhil. The road will connect all unexplored tourist spots and picturesque valleys and help open them for the tourists,” Subrahmanyam instructed a bunch of visiting journalists.

The Chief Secretary stated there might be 12 to 13 main tunnels alongside the street and it’ll additionally facilitate connectivity to the ahead areas. “Each of these tourist locations will be another Gulmarg,” he stated.

Whereas picturesque Keran and Machhal are positioned alongside the Line of Management in Kupwara district, Gurez is a valley surrounded by snow-capped mountains in Bandipora district. Kargil and Drass now fall beneath the UT of Ladakh. Fifty km from Srinagar, Gulmarg is likely one of the finest vacationer points of interest in India with its snow-clad mountains, magnificent magnificence and winter sport services.

The Chief Secretary stated J&Okay administration has additionally intensified building of rural roads. “Earlier, on an average 1,300 km rural road was built in a year but now we are planning to build 5,000 km rural road in a year,” he stated.

Over Rs 2,000 crore quantity is being spent on the development of two round roads bypassing the nationwide freeway No: 44 across the capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar. Whereas as work is underway and land acquisition course of is within the ultimate stage, in Srinagar the method of the land acquisition has hit a hitch because of the coronavirus pandemic which started in March this 12 months and demand of the landowners to pay them compensation in response to the brand new legislation adopted after abrogation of the Article 370.

In accordance with the landowners, as per the brand new Central legislation, they might be getting round Rs 1 crore per kanal in shut neighborhood of the district headquarters of Budgam. If paid as per the outdated state legislation, they might get no more than Rs 25 a kanal. A lot of the size of the brand new freeway bypass passes by Budgam district. It additionally passes by Pulwama, Srinagar, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts.

A separate freeway is already underway beneath a tourism circuit connecting Chenani and Sudh Mahadev in Jammu with spots of spiritual tourism in Doda and Kishtwar districts.

(IANS)

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