Roads and air transport are the only two modes of transportation into Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The present road length position and itís comparison with the position in 1947 is given below:
Road Length (Kilometers)
The Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has constructed two small airports at Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot cities in the recent past in order to provide an easy and fast mode of travel (flights presently suspended). The facility also expected to be extended to the cities of Mirpur and Kotli.
At the time of independence, power facility was practically non-existent in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The Government gave great emphasis on generating electricity in order to meet the growing domestic needs as well as the industrial requirements. A program for construction of number of small Hydel Stations was launched and six Hydel Stations have been completed so far.
At present, the installed Grid capacity is 438.3 MVA. About 22,776 KM transmission lines have been extended to 1,649 villages out of a total of 1654 villages and about 445,235 consumers have been provided with electricity supply. The per capita electricity consumption is 366 KWH and within next three years 100% population of AJ&K is planned to be provided with power connections. The Government lays great emphasis on generating electricity in order to meet the growing domestic as well as industrial requirements. It has been planned to launch a comprehensive programme for constructing Hydro Power Stations to exploit this vast potential.
Piped Water Supply
At the time of independence, availability of piped water supply was non-existent but significant progress has now been made in this regard. Presently 74% of the urban population and 67% of rural population has been provided with a piped water supply through house connections and public stand posts.