Development of quality and extensive road network in Jammu & Kashmir is vital, given the topography of the UT and limited scope for development of alternate means of transportation. A well-developed network of roads is necessary not only for the economic development of the UT but for its social, political and cultural development. It is required to exploit rich natural wealth of the UT, to develop indigenous industries, to explore new markets for its products and to promote tourism.
PW(R&B) Department is mandated to develop a robust road network. To this effect the Department has been focusing on construction of new roads, maintenance and upgradation of already existing roads, construction of bridges and culverts and connecting habitations/ villages with the network of roads. Major thrust is being given to the schemes envisaging road connectivity to inaccessible and difficult areas for equitable development of Jammu & Kashmir.
The Department also extends technical support to other Government Departments and acts as executing agency for their projects. It remains the endeavour of the Department to construct eco-friendly and cost effective Government buildings.