NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 21: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari and Lieutenant Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha held a review of the ongoing National Highways projects in J&K today. Union Minister of State, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh; Union Minister of State, Shri Jitendra Singh, and Central & UT officials were also present in the meeting.
After a detailed discussion, the meeting finalized the design for the upcoming Inter Modal Station, Katra. It will improve the travelling experience of pilgrims visiting Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine and provide better infrastructure and mobility to the citizens.
The meeting also reviewed the ongoing National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) & National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL) projects in J&K UT and steps have been taken to resolve various issues related to projects.
Keeping in view the tourist influx at prominent tourist places like Sonamarg during the winter season, and also to ensure uninterrupted connectivity to the locals, the meeting deliberated upon the measures to keep Sonamarg open for the public in winters.
Giving special impetus to surveillance and monitoring of vehicular movement, NHAI & NHIDCL will install CCTV cameras on its highways.
NHIDCL’s works related to Shri Amarnathji Yatra were also reviewed and directions were passed for the completion of the ongoing works to ensure smooth and hassle-free pilgrimage.
The Lt Governor said J&K administration is giving utmost priority to infrastructure development in the Union Territory and various steps are being taken for timely completion of ongoing projects.
“The priority of a self-reliant Jammu Kashmir is modern infrastructure and modern connectivity. Our prime objective is to create facilities for people to ensure sustained economic growth and social upliftment,” the Lt Governor said