What is Char Dham rail link?

What is Char Dham rail link?

In a significant step, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday laid the foundation stone in Badrinath for the final location survey of an ambitious Rs 43,000-crore project to link the four important Hindu shrines in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, a Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Railways was entrusted to undertake the Final Location Survey for rail connectivity to Chardham and Chardham Yatra. According to Prabhu, rail connectivity to Chardham will facilitate devotees’ travel to the famous Himalayan shrines–Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath–even in adverse climatic conditions. Reflecting on the development, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat described the proposed project as a milestone in the development of the state. Read more

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