SRINAGAR: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari sanctioned Rs 224.44 crore 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 executed using the EPC Mode.

He said that linking Shopian district with Pulwama on one side and Kulgam on the other within the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, 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.(KNS)

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