New Delhi: The government looks to complete the Char Dham road connectivity project in Uttarakhand before 2018 end with 10 proposals related to the ambitious Rs 12,000-crore scheme getting green clearance, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
The minister said that after the green nod the Road and Highways Ministry has expedited the work on the project which is on the top of the agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
“Environment clearances have been received for 10 of the proposals of Char Dham project, built at a cost of Rs 12,000 crore. We have expedited the work and will complete the project before the end of 2018,” the Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Gadkari said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the Char Dham project last year.
The project aims at improving connectivity to Char Dham pilgrimage centres of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in the Himalayas.