Char Dham Highway Development Project: Chamba Tunnel inaugurated

On May 26, 2020, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri. Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the breakthrough event of Chamba Tunnel under Chardham Pariyojana through video conference.

About Chardham Pariyojana

The foundation stone of Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana (Char Dham Highway Development Project) was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 December, 2016. Its a two lane National Highway project currently under construction in Uttarakhand with a total investment of around Rs. 12000 Crore.

Char Dham Route

Originating from Rishikesh, Char Dham highway network will have four distinct routes connecting the four holy places in Uttarakhand viz. Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The project includes two tunnels, 116 big and small flyovers, several culverts and bypass roads.

Location of Chamba Tunnel

Chamba Tunnel has been dug by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on National Highway 94 below the Chamba town / hill station in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand on Rishikesh-Dharasu route. The runnel will also avoid congestion in Chamba town and open avenues of socio-economic developments in the region.

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