Jammu, September 23:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will next month review the progress of the Udhampur-Banihal highway four-laning project, a top central government official said on Saturday.

Amit Kumar Ghosh, the Joint Secretary, Highways, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said the prime minister will review the progress on 26 September.

Ghosh reviewed the physical and financial progress of the National Highway (NH44) four-laning project in Jammu at a high-level meeting on Saturday. He also inspected the pace of work at various construction sites from Udhampur to Ramban.

Considering the importance of the NH-44 four-laning projects, Ghosh directed the district administration and construction companies to remove the bottlenecks and ensure proper fund management, an official spokesman said.