What is Chaar Dhaam Pariyojana?
Recently, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) completed the construction of a 440 m long tunnel below the Chamba town on the Rishikesh-Dharasu road highway (National Highway – 94). The construction has been undertaken under the Chardham Pariyojana to improve connectivity for Chardham. In this context, SC have also told the Centre to stick to the Ministry’s circular on roads in Char Dham.
About Chaar Dhaam Pariyojana
- The programme is run by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for connectivity improvement for Chardham.
- Chardham includes Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri in Uttrakhand.
- The Project costs around Rs. 12,000 Crore.
- It has been undertaken to improve and develop 889 km length of national highways.
- Implementing Agencies: Uttarakhand State Public Works Department (PWD), BRO and the National Highway & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL).
- The Programme is being implemented on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode.
Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode.
Under this mode of project, cost is completely borne by the government, while the contractor is responsible for ensuring quality of the work, rectification of defects and maintenance of the project. The contractor needs to look after the maintenance for a period of 4 years after completion of project.
Border Road Organisation (BRO)
The Border Roads Organisation has been empowered to develop and maintain road networks not only in border areas of India but in friendly neighboring countries as well. Currently, BRO is maintaining operations in 21 states, 1 UT, and neighboring countries that includes Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. BRO has been headquartered in Delhi and it was set up in 1960.
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