The Chardham highway project connecting four pilgrimage towns of Uttarakhand is extremely important from a strategic point of view as it is close to the China border, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has told the National Green Tribunal.
The BRO said the improvement of the national highway will facilitate better connection with India-China border roads. However, all possible precautions will be taken to ensure that stability of mountain does not get disturbed in the process.
“The road is extremely important from strategic point of view, as it is in close proximity to the China border. Moreover, defence preparedness will get adversely affected in case the roads are not improved as per the requirement of defence forces. Read more