"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," an official spokesman said.

He said the Governor also raised with Gadkari the importance of speeding up the completion of ongoing 4-laning of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway project, the need for establishing an alternative route to the existing Batote-Doda road and the measures required to be taken to reduce the continuously growing number of casualties on account of recurring road accidents in certain areas of the state.

Gadkari assured all necessary help to restore road network in the state after the recent floods and provide support for all issues about which the governor had written to him, the spokesman said.

The Governor sought 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 movements would be permitted on the basis of highly accurate weather forecasts, he added.

Latest News from India News Desk