Union Minister Gadkari to Chair High-Level Meeting in Srinagar on Monday

Focus on Yatra Projects and National Highways

Focus on Yatra Projects and National Highways

 Dr. Jitendra, LG Sinha, and Top Officials to Attend

Srinagar, June 16 (KNS): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, will chair a high-level meeting in Srinagar on Monday to assess the progress of various developmental projects in Jammu & Kashmir. Officials revealed this update on Sunday.

Sourced told KNS that key agenda of the meeting includes preparations for the Amarnath Yatra and reviewing the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway to ensure a smooth pilgrimage from June 29 to August 19.

This meeting marks Gadkari's first in J&K since resuming his role as Road Transport and Highways Minister post-Lok Sabha elections.

Strategically important projects, such as the Zojila tunnel in Ladakh, are under construction and will provide year-round road connectivity between Ladakh and J&K, overcoming winter closures of the highway.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel

The Central government's priority includes constructing a highway along the Amarnath Yatra track from Baltal and Pahalgam base camps. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has already widened the Yatra track, improved its surface, and addressed curves and slopes.

Maintenance of the Ramban-Banihal stretch of the Jammu-Srinagar highway will also be reviewed, ensuring it remains in good condition for Yatris traveling to the Valley, sources told KNS.

With developmental projects worth over Rs one lakh crore underway in J&K, these will be a focal point of the review meeting.

Attendees include J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha, Union MoS (PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh, Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo, and other key officers who will present detailed progress reports on these projects.(KNS)

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