Union minister for Transport and Rural Development Nitin Gadkari will visit Jammu & Kashmir on Monday to review the relief and rehabilitation efforts in terms of drinking water and roads in the flood-hit state.
Gadkari will undertake an aerial survey of the severely affected areas, an official statement said. He is expected to hold discussions with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and call on Governor N N Vohra.
He will also hold a review meeting to assess the damage caused to the roads built under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and discuss plans to rebuild the damaged road network. “The review meeting will be attended by senior officials from the Road Transport and Highways ministry, Border Roads Organisation, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana and the state government, among others,” the statement said.