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New Delhi, Feb 09: The central authorities has mentioned that it deliberate to assemble 825 km all-weather roads in the hill state of Uttarakhand, out of which approval had been given for the development of 671-km roads at a value of round Rs 12,072 crore.
Addressing the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari mentioned, “Yes, the Ministry plans to assemble 825-km all-weather highway from Rishikesh to Janki Chati (Yamunotri), Gangotri, Gaurikund (Kedarnath), and Mana (Badrinath), together with Tanakpur to Pithoragarh part of the Kailash-Mansarovar route in Uttarakhand.”
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He was responding to unstarred questions by Narain Dass Gupta of the Aam Aadmi Party. He mentioned that the development was initially focused for completion by March 2020.
“However, the scheduled date of completion has been delayed primarily due to litigation in the National Green Tribunal and the Supreme Court by Citizens for Green Doon. The Supreme Court vide order dated August 8, 2019 constituted a high-powered committee below the chairmanship of Professor Ravi Chopra to look into environmental and associated points. The matter remains to be sub judice,” he added.
The Minister was responding to one other unstarred query in regards to the estimated price of the highway initiatives and when the identical have been seemingly to be accomplished.