Char Dham National Highway (NH) connectivity programme comprises projects of improvement/development of 889 km length of NHs leading to Yamunotri Dham, Gangotri Dham, Kedarnath Dham, Badrinath Dham and part of route leading to Kailash Mansarovar yatra at total project cost for Rs. 11,700 crore. The construction work on the Char Dham project has been started and the project is targeted to be completed by March 2020.
Projects under Char Dham lie within the State of Uttarakhand only. There are 68 number of projects in the State for which the construction work has been started and completed during the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. Till date, total of 135 projects to be implemented by State PWD, Uttarakhand have been sanctioned since May 2014.
National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has approved one time fund infusion amounting to Rs. 279.88 Crore for completion of Haridwar Dehradun Project. Site related issues/ constraints have been resolved with the interference of PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) & PMG (Project Monitoring Group) and various meetings at the highest level in the Ministry. Till date, works covering a total of 1706 Km length of National Highways in the State of Uttarakhand have been awarded since 2014.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Shri Mansukh Lal Mandavia in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.