Char Dham All Weather Highway Development Project

Between the clamour and furore for the preparation of 2017 Assembly elections in Uttarakhand, prime minister Narendra Modi launches central government's ambitious 'Char Dham Highway Development Project' or 'Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna'  while addressing to the folks of Dehradun during his rally at Parade Ground on 27th Dec 2016. Modi says "this project is a tribute to those who lost their life during 2013 Kedarnath disaster".

What is Char Dham Highway Development Project of Uttarakhand?

Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna is a project of central govt. to improve the existing condition of Highways in Uttarakhand. In this project, the govt. will upgrade and develop the road which connects all four 'Dhams' i.e Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The 12,000-crore dream project will turn 1100 km damaged highways of Uttarakhand into all seasons road. The project is divided into 7 packages which involve Tanakpur to Pithoragarh highway too.

Why this project was the die-hard need of Uttarakhand?

Benefits of Char Dham Highway Development Project:

Highlight of Char Dham Highway Project:

A team of 'Ministry of Road Transport and Highways' under the supervision of cabinet minister 'Nitin Gadkari' has designed this project. It was first announced by him in Jan 2015. The highlight of Char Dham Development Project are:

The cost of the total project is about 12,000-crore which is divided into 7 Packages.

Char Dham Project in Uttarakhand

The 7 Packages of Char Dham Highway Project are divided between 9 destinations that are:

Char Dham Project UttarakhandLine Diagram of Seven Project Roads of Uttarakhand:

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

A Survey team of central Government has submit their reports keeping in mind below works:

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

900 km roads will be upgraded under this project, which connects all four Char Dham:

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

The project also includes the construction of viaduct in which 775 meters long mountain via viaduct on Songanga river will uplift the highway to 25 meters!Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

Two tunnels are also the part of Char Dham highway project which will decrease the 25.5 kilometres distance of these highways which will make roads eco-friendly and reduce the wastage of fuel and time.Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

The seven packages of this project will start from Rishikesh, details of these projects are:

i) Rishikesh to Rudraprayag | NH-58 | Distance 140 km | Cost - 2166 cr

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

ii) Rudraprayag to Mana Badrinath | NH-58 | Distance 160 km | Cost - 1542 cr

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

iii) Rudraprayag to Gaurikund | NH-109 | Distance 76 km | Cost - 1106 cr

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

iv) Rishikesh to Dharasu | NH-94 | Distance 144 km | Cost - 1627 cr

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

v) Dharasu to Yamunotri | NH-94 | Distance 95 km | Cost - 1920 cr

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

vi) Dharasu to Gangotri | NH-108 | Distance 124 km | Cost - 2079 cr

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

vii) Tanakpur to Pithoragarh | NH-125 | Distance 148 km | Cost - 1557 cr ( Kumaon Region )

Char Dham Project Uttarakhand

Apart from development of highways this project also includes:

Possible cons of 'Char Dham Highway Development Project' :

Uttarakhand is always a hot discussion between environmentalists as it is the part of the Himalayas, the region is highly sensitive zone with fragile ecosystem, which faced several natural catastrophe in recent years. We can say that it is a straight destruction of Himalaya. The discerning of environment are blamed to the newly constructed dams, roads, hotels etc directly. However, without drilling the mountains, progress of this project is impossible. The possible cons of this project are:

 
Src: Nitin Gadkari Youtube channel

Posted by: eUttaranchal/ Brijmohan Bisht
Char Dham All Weather Highway Development Project Photo
Char Dham All Weather Highway Development Project
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