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Chardham Mahamarg Pariyojana: Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel Approved

Published on February 21, 2018
Construction of 4.531 km long 2-Lane Bi-Directional Silkyara Bend - Barkot Tunnel has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. The tunnel will have an escape passage including approaches on Dharasu -Yamunotri section between Chainage 25.400 Km. and Chainage 51.000 Km in Uttarakhand.

 Highlights of the Project

  • It will fall along NH-134 in the state of Uttrakhand.
  • This is funded under NH (O) Scheme of Ministry of RT&H and forms part of ambitious Chardham Plan are funding the production.
  • The expected construction period is 4 years with an estimated cost of Rs. 1119.69 crore. 
  • The tunnel will provide all-weather connectivity to Yamunotri which is one of the Char Dham Yatra.
  • It will reduce the travel distance from Dharasu to Yamunotri by about 20 km and travel time by about an hour. 
  • Keeping in view the environment protection, the trees removed to construct the tunnel will be comparatively very less.
  • The project aims at the construction of 4.531 Km long two-lane Bi-Directional tunnel (along with 328m approach road) with escape passage on Dharasu –Yamunotri in the State of Uttarakhand.

Expected Questions

Proposed Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttrakhand will fall along 
a. NH-121
b. NH- 134
c. NH- 95
d. NH- 55
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