Specific Initiatives by PDP-Congress Government (2003-06)

  • Created conducive atmosphere for initiating peace process and taking Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) to normalize relations between India and Pakistan.
  • Beginning of cross LoC trade, opening of Srinagar-Muzafarabad and Poonch-Rawalakote roads.
  • Establishment of two universities,  Baba Ghulam Shah University and Islamic university and many more colleges and Higher Secondary Schools in the state.
  • Revival of tourism in 2003 had most profound impact on Kashmir and its economy.
  • Special package for tourism industry Rs. 40 crore for hoteliers, houseboat owners and shikarawallas.
  • Subsidy to taxi operators for up gradation of tourist transport.
  • Vacation of hotels by security forces.
  • Construction of international airport at Srinagar.
  • Six laning of Bypass which is now the main artery of Srinagar city. Reconstruction of bridges on the bypass, Ashaibagh, Nallah Amir Khan, Telbal etc.
  • Constructions of first ever fly over at Jehangir chowk. Another coming up at Hyderpora.
  • Up gradation of Airport road at a cost of Rs 10 crores.
  • North South corridor (90 feet) road.
  • Reconstruction of exhibition and Kashmir haat.
  • Constructions under ERA. First ever instance of foreign funding for core infrastructure projects. Water supply schemes, drainage and road projects taken up under it.
  • Thousands crore projects under NUURM.
  • Rs 300 crores sanctioned for Dal preservation. 4 STPS constructed along with the circular drain around Dal.
  • Improvement works at Hazratbal, Khanqah I Moalla, Jama Masjid.
  • Establishment of Craft Development Institute (CDI), Indian institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) and Common Facility Centre(CFC) at Nowshera for development of handicraft sector.
  • Beautification of Srinagar City.
  • Beautification of Jehlum and other water ways with rehabilitation of encroachers.
  • Restoration of historic Aali Masjid, Nishat and Shalimar gardens, Harparbat Fort.
  • Restoration of Nigeen Club and improvement of Nigeen bank areas.
  • Establishment of Zabarwan Park on Boulevard with a food court and Tulip Museum.
  • Construction of Indian Institute of Hotel Management at Rajbagh.
  • Construction of a new TRC at Nowgam.
  • New Museum.
  • Hajj House.
  • Tulip Garden.
  • New Bus terminus at Athwajan.
  • Bibi Haleema Nursing College, first of its kind in the state.
  • Introduction of Post graduate courses in all major colleges.