Prime Minister Unveils ₹32,000 Cr Development Projects in Jammu

the foundation stone of ₹32,000 crores development projects in Jammu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated, dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone of ₹32,000 crores development projects in Jammu. The projects relate to sectors like health, education, rail, road, aviation, petroleum, and civic infrastructure among others.

In a move to enhance education and skill infrastructure nationwide, the Prime Minister launched projects worth approximately ₹13,375 crores. This initiative includes the inauguration of permanent campuses for prestigious institutions such as IIT Bhilai, IIT Tirupati, IISER Tirupati, IIITDM Kurnool, and others. Additionally, he inaugurated infrastructure upgrades in multiple higher educational institutes and laid the foundation stone for various projects aimed at enhancing educational facilities.

A notable milestone in healthcare provision, PM inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Vijaypur, Jammu. Established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, this state-of-the-art institute is equipped to provide comprehensive tertiary care services, including specialized treatments in various medical disciplines.

Furthermore, he laid the foundation stone for a new terminal building at Jammu Airport. To be spread over a 40,000 sqm area, the new terminal building will be equipped with modern facilities catering to about 2000 passengers during peak hours. It will be environment friendly and will be built such that it showcases the local culture of the region. It will strengthen air connectivity, boost tourism and trade and accelerate economic growth of the region.

In the railway sector of J&K, PM dedicated to the nation a new rail line between Banihal-Khari-Sumber-Sangaldan (48 Km) and the newly electrified Baramulla-Srinagar-Banihal-Sangaldan section (185.66 Km). He also flagged off the first Electric Train in the valley and train service between Sangaldan station & Baramulla station.

Road projects that were unveiled include two packages (44.22 KM) of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway connecting Jammu to Katra; Phase two for four-laning of Srinagar Ring Road; five packages for upgrading the 161 km long Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri stretch of NH-01; and the construction of Kulgam Bypass & Pulwama bypass on NH-444.

The two packages of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway once completed will facilitate the visit of pilgrims to the holy shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi, and will also boost economic development in the region; Phase two for four-laning of Srinagar Ring Road involves upgrading the existing Sumbal-Wayul NH-1. This brownfield project of length 24.7 Km will reduce the traffic congestion in and around Srinagar city. It will improve connectivity to popular tourist destinations like Manasbal Lake and Kheer Bhawani Temple, and also reduce travel time to Leh, Ladakh. The project for the upgradation of 161 km long Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri stretch of NH-01, is of strategic importance. It will also boost the economic development of Baramulla & Uri; Kulgam Bypass & Pulwama bypass on NH-444 connecting Qazigund - Kulgam - Shopian - Pulwama - Badgam - Srinagar will also boost road infrastructure in the region.

PM laid the foundation stone for a project to develop CUF (Common User Facility) Petroleum depot at Jammu. The state-of-the-art fully automated depot which will be developed at a cost of about ₹677 crore, will have a storage capacity of about 100000 KL for storing Motor Spirit (MS), High Speed Diesel (HSD), Superior Kerosene Oil (SKO), Aviation Turbine fuel (ATF), Ethanol, Biodiesel and winter grade HSD.

Other ₹3150 crore development projects that were unveiled include road projects & bridges; grid stations, receiving stations transmission line Projects; Common Effluent Treatment Plants and Sewage Treatment Plants; Several Degree College buildings; Intelligent Traffic Management system in Srinagar city; Modern Narwal Fruit Mandi; Drug Testing Laboratory at Kathua; and Transit accommodation - 224 flats at Ganderbal and Kupwara.

The projects whose foundation stones are being laid include development of five new Industrial Estates across Jammu and Kashmir; the Data Centre/ Disaster Recovery Centre for Integrated Command and Control Centre of Jammu Smart City; Up-gradation of Transport Nagar at Parimpora Srinagar; Up-gradation of 62 road projects and 42 bridges and project for development of transit accommodation - 2816 flats at nine locations in districts Anantnag, Kulgam, Kupwara, Shopian & Pulwama, among others.
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