Three new Highways approved in Jammu include Domail-Katra-Reasi-Pouni, which has been named as NH No.144, Jammu-Akhnoor-Nowhsera-Rajouri-Poonch, which has been names as NH 144-A and Batote-Chenani-Sudh Mahadev-Khelani-Doda-Kishtwar-Synthan-Khanabal which will be called NH 244.
Two new Highways approved in Ladakh region are Kargil-Zanskar in Kargil district, which has been named as NH 301 and Leh-Debring-Mulden in Leh district, which has been named as NH 3. Three Highways approved for the Kashmir valley are Baramulla-Rafiabad-Kupwara-Tanghdar, which has been named as Nh 701, Baltal-Panchtarni-Chandanwari-Pahalgam-Batakut-Martand-Khanabal which has been named as Nh 501 and Srinagar Shopian Qazigund which will be called NH 444.
The Highways have been approved after a study spanning over six months to improve road infrastructure in pilgrim and border towns and backward areas of the State as per sources. The Highway work will be completed as early as possible and the Centre will bear entire cost of their construction.