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Rs 12,000 cr project to connecting Char Dham with two lane road

The highways ministry is going to construct two lane disaster proof 889 km road connecting Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarakhand at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore. Project is in final stages and likely to invite bids for road stretches in October.

The Char Dham Yatra is one of the popular Hindu pilgrimage tour in India visited of lacks of pilgrims. Three million tourists registered for the yatra in 2012, but the number has declined since floods and landslides killed about 5,000 persons the following year. This year, 750,000 pilgrims have registered.

The road network will be built in seven packages over three years. The ministry is going to award each engineering, procurement and construction contractor projects not more than Rs 1,000 crore.

Project reports for the new road network have been prepared with buy-ins from the Geological Survey of India, Survey of India, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Central Water Commission, and Disaster Mitigation and Management Centre.

The ministries of aviation, tourism, home affairs, revenue, forests and irrigation also contributed, a highways ministry official said.

Suggestions from the Border Roads Organisation, the Uttarakhand public works department and local villagers were considered for realignments and bypasses.

“The consultations were designed to make the pilgrimage less arduous and reduce the impact of natural calamity,” the official added.

News Src : Business Standard

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Dr. Gajend Verma [MBBS, MD-RD- From MAMC-DELHI ]
7 months 24 days ago
I/We highly appreciate with a lot of thanks to the Govt. in case this project in papers goes into a reality. For the second time to Kedarnath & third time to Badrinath I could get a chance to make a travel with my family again in my own car on expected safer roads instead of the previously experienced dangerous roads in year 1997 & 2007. Kindly start & complete the project at the earliest in the interest of Hindus being deprived of their religious pilgrimages following the disaster of June 2013 due to the lack of safer roads must for… Read more »
Published Date: September 29, 2015
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