With an aim to do away with potholes in order to minimise the chances of road accidents and to reduce the travel time of locals, a massive drive to macadamize damaged roads have been started in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY).The work is likely to be finished by September end. The macadamization drive is being executed by the Roads and Bridges (R&B) Department. “Earlier, the width of the road was 10-11 feet. Now we are widening it to 18 feet. The project costs around Rs 6-7 crores. Hopefully, it will be finished by September end,” said the site engineer, Arshid Ahmad Tramboo. Due to heavy snowfall in the union territory, the roads get damaged every year. The locals in the area lauded the initiative saying that it solves many of their problems, one of them being accidents on the road due to potholes.
May 26, 2021, 02:55PM ISTSource: ANI