Chardham Project: 440 meter Long Tunnel in Chamba, Uttarakhand

Published on May 27, 2020
Current Context: Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a 440-meter long tunnel under the Chamba town on Rishikesh- Dharasu road (NH-94) in Uttarakhand.
Chardham Project: 440 meter Long Tunnel in Chamba, Uttarakhand
  • The construction of the tunnel is the part of the Chardham Connectivity Project in Chamba.
  • The Chardham project is aimed to boost the connectivity of holy towns like Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath and Yamunotri.
  • The tunnel under this project was inaugurated by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSMEs, Nitin Gadkari via a video conference.
  • The tunnel is being constructed under the Chardham Mahmarg Vikas Pariyojana using Austrian technology.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Border Roads Organisation: New Delhi
    • Director-General of Border Roads Organisation: Lt. Gen Harpal Singh
    • CM of Uttarakhand: Trivendra Singh Rawat
    • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya
    • National parks and Wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand: Corbett National Park, Gangotri National Park, Govind National Park, Nanda Devi National park, Rajaji National Park, Valley of Flowers National Park, Askot Musk Deer WLS, Nandhaur WLS, Kedarnath WLS, Mussoorie WLS, Govind Pashu Vihar WLS, Sonanadi WLS.

Question: 

Q.1 Recently Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated ___meter long tunnel in Chamba, Uttarakhand as a part of Chardham project?
a. 550 meter
b. 400 meter
c. 440 meter
d. 570 meter

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