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  • PM to lay foundation stone of all-weather roads to Chardham today

    Published on December 27, 2016

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a network of all-weather roads to Chardham in Dehradun today.

    narendra-modiThe 12,000 crore rupee project of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will allow uninterrupted access for pilgrims to the four Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri which bore the brunt of devastating floods in 2013.

    To enhance road safety, the all-weather roads will have tunnels, bridges and fly-overs.

    Mr Modi is also expected to announce several other development projects for the state. He will also address a public meeting at the Parade Ground.

    Heavy security arrangements have been made for the Prime Minister’s visit.

    Our correspondent reports that this will be Mr Modi’s first visit to Uttarakhand as Prime Minister.