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Centre sanctions Rs 224.44 cr to construct Shopian bypass

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LG expresses gratitude
Srinagar: The Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry has sanctioned Rs 224.44 crore to construct a bypass on the national highway in the Shopian district.
Lt Governor J&K, Manoj Sinha has conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the Prime Minister and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways for sanctioning the bypass.
The announcement was made by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.
“In Jammu & Kashmir, an allocation of Rs 224.44 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of the Shopian Bypass on National Highway-444, transforming it into a 2-lane configuration with a paved shoulder. This development, spanning 8.925 Km in the Shopian district, will be executed using the EPC Mode,” Gadkari said in a post on X on Tuesday.
He said linking Shopian District with Pulwama on one side and Kulgam on the other within the Union Territory of J&K, the project holds strategic significance.
“It is poised to significantly benefit apple growers in south Kashmir, particularly in Shopian district, known as the ‘Apple bowl of the valley’, by facilitating swift transportation of produce to markets. The overall impact includes improved connectivity and heightened road safety measures,” the minister said.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari for sanctioning the Shopian Bypass for an amount of Rs. 224.44 Cr on NH-444.
The project spanning over 8.925 km will strengthen the connectivity in South Kashmir and facilitate swift transportation of apple produce to markets.
The Lt Governor tweeted:
“Grateful to Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji & Hon’ble Minister for MoRTH Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji for sanctioning much needed Shopian Bypass for an amount of Rs. 224.44 Cr. It will improve connectivity to other districts & ease the transportation of apples from orchards to markets”.

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