Jammu and Kashmir floods: Nitin Gadkari to assess road conditions

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will on Monday visit Srinagar to assess the damage caused to the roads due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will on Monday visit Srinagar to assess the damage caused to the roads due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

"During the visit, Gadkari will make an on-the-spot assessment of the damage to roads as a result of floods, and will discuss remedial steps," a statement from the Road Transport and Highways Ministry said.

Jitendra Singh, the minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), will accompany Gadkari, who will also discuss remedial steps.

The ministers are scheduled to meet Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and volunteers and representatives of the organisations involved in the relief and rehabilitation work in Kashmir.

Gadkari and Jitendra Singh, along with officers concerned, will also undertake an aerial survey of various roads and construction works under progress.

They will hold meetings with officers from the Border Roads Organisation and CPWD.

In his capacity as the union minister of rural development, Gadkari will also hold a meeting with officers to discuss issues related to drinking water, sanitation and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) roads.

(With IANS inputs)

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