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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has approved the rehabilitation and upgradation of two major roads in the Jammu and Kashmir State. The Jammu - Akhnoor section of National Highway number 144A from 4th Tawi Bridge to Hanuman Chowk shall be upgraded to four lanes with paved shoulders under EPC mode. The project road is part of newly declared National Highway Jannu-Akhnoor-Poonch. The length of this stretch is 30.097 kms. The project will cost about Rs 914.48 crore.

The Chenani - Sudhmahadev section of National Highway 244 shall be upgraded to two lanes with paved shoulders under EPC mode. A tunnel of 4.5 kms has also been proposed between Sudhmahadev and Goha village to operationalise the re-alignment. The length of this stretch is 16.99 kms. The project will cost about Rs 255.90 crore.