The Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), a Public Sector Enterprise under the Railways Ministry, has been entrusted to undertake the final location survey for single broad gauge line rail connectivity to Chardham pilgrimage at an estimated cost of Rs 43,292 crores.
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, will be laying the foundation stone for the survey on May 13, 2017.
The broad gauge line line connectivity will have the total route length of 327 km having 21 new stations, 61 tunnels and 59 bridges.
This will connect Chardham and Chardham Yatra that includes Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath & Kedarnath via Dehradun & Karanprayag, in the State of Uttarakhand.
It is learnt that the Indian Railways through RVNL has taken up another project for the construction of new rail line between Rishikesh and Karanprayag.
These projects are aimed at connecting far-flung areas, besides boosting opportunities for the Tourism and Economic development, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.