Additional Rs 2,070 cr cleared for Char Dham project

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New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Finance Ministry has given an in-principle approval to provide additional funds up to Rs 2,070 crore in the current financial year for the government’s Char Dham programme, parliament was told on Monday.

“The Ministry of Finance has recently agreed in-principle to provide additional funds up to Rs 2,070 crore for Char Dham in the current financial year to the (Road Transport and Highways) ministry,” Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

This is in addition to the estimated cost of about Rs 11,700 crore that the road transport and highways ministry has planned for the connectivity improvement program for Char-Dham (Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri) for total length of about 900 km of existing NHs (national highways) in Uttarakhand, he added.

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