New Delhi , May 26:
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has lauded the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for constructing a 440-metre long tunnel below the busy Chamba town on Rishikesh-Dharasu road and termed it as an ‘extraordinary feat’ in nation-building during the pandemic.
The 6-km road and 450-metre tunnel is being constructed at a cost of Rs 88 crore.
The BRO successfully dug up the 440-metre long tunnel below the Chamba town on Rishikesh-Dharasu road, National Highway no 94, which will facilitate all-weather connectivity to Chardham — Gangotri, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Badrinath.
“I congratulate the entire BRO team for their extraordinary feat in nation-building amidst this global pandemic… Ever since the catastrophe that hit Kedarnath, we were committed for an all-weather connectivity to Chardham and this is an important milestone,” Road Transport, Highways Minister Gadkari said.