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Nitin Gadkari Chairs key meeting on Chaard haam All Weather Road Project

Approval accorded to Zonal Master Plan of Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone to pave way for faster project execution: Prakash Javadekar

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New Delhi , 17 Jul 2020

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari today reviewed the CHAARDHAAM ROAD PROJECT in the State of Uttarakhand via Video Conference.  Union Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Information & Broadcasting, and Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Shri Prakash Javadekar, Chief Minister of  Uttarakhand Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat, Union Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways Gen (Retd) V K Singh and the State’s Ministers of Environment & Forest, PWD  among others participated in the meeting. Union Secretaries of Road Transport & Highways, Environment and Forests, DG Roads (MoRTH), DG (BRO) and senior officers of the  two Ministries, as well as from State Government, also attended.Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari today reviewed the CHAARDHAAM  ROAD PROJECT in the State of Uttarakhand via Video Conference.Shri Gadkari called for expeditious disposal of all pending issues and for completing land acquisition at the  earliest. He emphasised that this project is of great national importance and should be handled from that perspective by all concerned. He requested CM Uttarakhand to  personally review issues pending at the level of State Government especially those related to environment, land acquisition etc. and asked for strict monitoring and cautioned  against deliberate delays.

Speaking on the occasion, Union Environment Minister Shri Javadekar stressed upon taking up of project implementation by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways based on  the recommendations of High Powered Committee. The Environment Minister further assured to extend all required cooperation from the Ministry for an early completion of  Projects.Shri Javadekar informed that the Zonal Master Plan(ZMP) for the Bhagirathi Eco-Sensitive Zone, prepared by the Government of Uttarakhand and appraised by the  Ministry of Jal Shakti, has been approved on 16th July, 2020. The ZMP is based on watershed approach and includes governance in the area of forest and wildlife, watershed  management, irrigation, energy, tourism, public health and sanitation, road infrastructure, etc.Union Minister for Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Information &  Broadcasting, and Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Shri Prakash Javadekar addressing the review meeting on CHAARDHAAM ROAD PROJECT in the State of Uttarakhand  via Video Conference today.It was further decided that Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will review the pending issues related to environment and  forest clearances with the officials of Ministry of Road Transport and State Government Departments.CM Uttarakhand Shri Rawat assured to personally review and thrash out all  issues pertaining to the project pending at State level, including faster land acquisition. He requested Shri Gadkari to consider a proposal being worked by the State Govt for NH  connectivity to Gairsain, the summer capital of Uttarakhand. He said, DPR is being prepared for the same. Shri Gadkari assured that the same will be considered expeditiously as  soon as it is received in his Office.The Chaardham Project proposes to connect Yamnotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath which host Chaardham Yatra in the State of  Uttarakhand.  The all-weather Chaardham Road has in all 53 projects of 826 km length, involving an investment of Rs 12000 crore.

 

Tags: Nitin Gadkari , Prakash Javadekar , BJP , Bharatiya Janata Party , CHAARDHAAM ROAD PROJECT , Uttarakhand , V.K. Singh

 

 

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