SRINAGAR: Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Surface Transport, Highways and Roads, accompanied by Dr. Jitendra Singh, MOS, Prime Minister’s Office, met Mr. N.N. Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhavan today.
Mr. Gadkari and the Governor discussed various issues relating to the aftermath of the devastation caused by the unprecedented floods in the State, particularly the serious damage caused to the road network and the washing away of several important bridges. The Governor also raised with Mr. Gadkari the importance of speeding up the completion of ongoing 4- Laning of the Jammu- Srinagar National Highway project, the need for establishing an alternate route to the existing Batote- Doda road, and the measures required to be taken to reduce the continuously growing number of fatal casualties on account of recurring road accidents in certain areas of the State. Mr. Gadkari assured all necessary help to restore the road network in the State, after the recent floods, and provide support for all the issues about which the Governor had written to him.
The Governor requested Dr. Jitendra Singh’s help for early installation of a Doppler Radar in the Valley for prompt and accurate weather forecasts. This Radar would also be of immense help in enhancing the day to day management of Shri Amarnathji Yatra as the movements would be permitted on the basis of highly accurate weather forecasts.