Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Uttrakhand this month. Ahead of his visit, state Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami inspected the ongoing works in Badrinath Dham on Wednesday.
PM Modi will visit Uttrakhand on October 21 and he will lay the foundation stone of connectivity projects worth around Rs 3,500 crore. During the inspection, the CM also offered prayers at the shrine.
“Work is going on swiftly on Badrinath Master Plan. We have made the target to finish all the work by December 2023. PM will arrive here (in the state) on Oct 21 and he will lay the foundation stone of a few roads and Hemkund Ropeway,” Dhami said.
PM Modi will address a public rally in Kedarnath and perform darshan and pooja at Shri Kedarnath Temple and at the Badrinath temple.
The ropeways are an environmentally friendly means of transportation that will offer a safe, secure, and stable mode of transportation. They will be created at a cumulative cost of about Rs 2430 crore. This significant infrastructural improvement will encourage religious travel, which in turn will stimulate regional economic growth and generate a number of job possibilities.
“During the visit, the foundation stone for road-widening projects estimated to cost $1 billion will also be placed. The two road widening projects—from Mana to Mana Pass (NH07) and from Joshimath to Malari (NH107B)—will be a further step in ensuring that our border regions have last-mile all-weather road connection. These projects will be useful from a strategic standpoint in addition to improving connectivity, “PMO released a statement.