Fast-tract flood rehab package: Mufti to Jaitley

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed told Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday that the central government should fast-track the reconstruction package that the state government has sought for rebuilding the infrastructure and businesses damaged in last year’s floods.
The state government recently said the rehabilitation process will start from April. Jaitley assured Mufti of full support, while suggesting that the state government should identify road projects and other public-interest sectors which can be financed within the current budgetary allocation.
In view of the upcoming tourist season, the CM said the existing tourism infrastructure, which has been badly damaged in the floods, needs to be put in place immediately, according to an official spokesman.