Char Dham Highways

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  • December 15, 2021
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Char Dham Highways

Part of: Prelims and GS-I – Geography and GS III – Security; Infrastructure

Context The Supreme Court upheld the Government’s mandate to broaden three Himalayan highways, considered crucial by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for quick troop build-up along the India-China border.

Key takeaways 

  • The three National Highways are Rishikesh to Mana, Rishikesh to Gangotri and Tanakpur to Pithoragarh. 
  • These act as feeder roads to the northern border with China.
  • They are part of the Char Dham Highway project.
  • The highways will now be developed in accordance with the double lane with paved shoulder (DLPS) system.

Do you know? 

  • In the great Himalayas in Uttarakhand, the four pilgrim-destinations namely Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath are collectively known as Chardham.

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