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Chardham rail project will be complete in ten years



Chardham rail project will be complete in ten years

Chardham rail project will be complete in ten years

Millions of pilgrims going to Char Dham Yatra are getting very soon in connection with the railway connectivity. The entire route plan has been prepared by Indian Railway for the Chardham Yatra. 10 years later, the pilgrims will be able to travel Chardham through the train. The final survey of this ambitious project of the Central Government has been completed. 50,000crore rupees will be spent on the project. The Central Government has started this ambitious project to connect Chardhams of Uttarakhand to the rail network. Railway Vikas Nigam Limited has completed the final survey of this project. Omprakash Malgudi, Project Manager, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) said that the final survey was done by the Turkish company Yuksel. The survey report is being sent to the government soon.

327 km long rail line will be built in this project

A 327-kilometer long rail line will be set up to connect the Chardham which will cost about 50 thousand crore rupees. Railway plans to connect the Chardham with railway lines within ten years. According to the survey done by the Railways, 153 km long rail line will be laid by Doiwala to connect Gangotri and Yamunotri. While 174-kilometer long line for BadrinathKedarnath from Karnaprayag will be laid. At present, work is being done to lay 127 km of the railway line from Rishikesh to Karnprayag.

50,000 crore rupees will be spent on the project

Omprakash Malgudi, Project Manager, Railway Vikas Nigam Limited, said that 21 crore rupees spent on the final survey of Doiwala-Gangotri-Yamunotri Route and Rs.22 crore spent on the survey of Karnprayag-Badri-Kedar railway line. 50,000 crore rupees will be spent for linking the Chardhams to the rail network. It will take ten years to lay the rail line. Within two years of getting approval from the railway ministry, the work of laying the rail line will begin.

Stations between Rishikesh to Badrinath:

Rishikesh, Shivpuri, Byasi, Devprayag, Maletha, Srinagar, Dhari, Rudraprayag, Gholtir, Gauchar, Karnprayag, Saaikot, Tripak, Tartoli, Joshimath

Stations between Karnprayag to Kedarnath:

Karnprayag, Sivai, Saaikot, Bairath, Chopta, Makkumath, Sonprayag

Station between Doiwala to Gangotri-Yamunotri:

Doiwala, Sangatiyawala, Shardhawala, Aampata, Marod, Kandisaur, Chinyalisaur, Dunda, Atali (Uttarkashi), Ladari, Maneri

Note: There will be a separate train to Yamunotri from Atali.

“After the Reiki survey, the final survey work has now been completed. The survey was done through ear board electromagnetic technique. It will take about ten years to lay the rail line and 50,000 crore rupees will be spent on the project”. – Omprakash Malgudi, Project Manager RVNL



Published Date: May 17, 2019

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