Chardham development plan: SC nod to construction of ongoing projects, green activists fear 'irreversible damage'
The Supreme Court gave its nod to ongoing projects under the government's ambitious Chardham development plan, which proposes to provide all-weather connectivity to the four holy towns of Uttarakhand.
Heavy rains have disrupted the annual Badrinath and Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Uttarakhand
Nitin Gadkari has sought to fast-track key infrastructure projects, including Char Dham, and reached out to all the stakeholders for quicker clearances.
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Political parties should focus on building new and modernised hill stations which could contribute in increasing the revenue of the state and making it more beautiful and liveable instead of promising modern bridges and highways (like Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised) in Uttarakhand
Heavy rains and inclement weather have disrupted the annual 'Char Dham Yatra'.
The Kedarnath Yatra remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day Tuesday due to adverse weather conditions, officials said.
Pilgrimage to Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri shrines in calamity-hit Uttarakhand will resume by 30 September, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has said.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams will spend another Rs 40 crore on construction of pilgrim amenities complexes at Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.
After a brief suspension due to bad weather early in the morning, the rescue operations in flood affected Uttarakhand resumed on a war footing to evacuate 22,000 pilgrims who are still stranded in high altitude area