Nitin Gadkari to chair meeting in Srinagar tomorrow

'Nitin Gadkari to chair meeting in Srinagar tomorrow'

Ahead of Shri Amarnath ji Yatra which is starting on June 29, the Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has called a high-level meeting in Srinagar on June 17 to review progress on various projects of national and strategic importance besides the yatra track and Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. The minister, who is already in Kashmir, met with Dr Karan Singh, former Member of Parliament, at his residence in Srinagar on Saturday. The meeting primarily focused on discussing the progress and development of upcoming road and national highway projects in J&K. In Monday's meeting, Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and senior officers of Highways Ministry and Jammu and Kashmir Government are believed to be attending. A number of National Highways, tunnels, roads and other projects which have significant importance for Jammu and Kashmir as well as the nation are being executed in the Union Territory. Similarly, various strategic and development projects including Zojila tunnel are under construction in the UT of Ladakh. The Central Government proposed to construct the National Highway on Shri Amarnath Ji yatra track from both Baltal as well as Pahalgam base camps. The proposal is expected to be discussed in the meeting. Senior officers of the J&K administration including Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo and those dealing with the Works Department will give a detailed view of the progress on various road construction projects in Jammu and Kashmir.