Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for Char Dham highway project in Uttarakhand, dedicating it to the victims of the 2013 flash floods in the state.
Addressing a rally here after laying the foundation, Modi said the Rs 12,000-crore project will not just ease travel to the four pilgrimage sites of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, but will also give a big boost to the state’s economy.
“This Char Dham project is a tribute to those who lost their lives during the Uttarakhand flash floods,” he said.
Over 5,000 people, including pilgrims, were killed in the flash floods that hit the Kedarnath Valley in June 2013. Read More…