The Indian Railways is on a bid to connect the Char Dham sites in Uttarakhand through a 327-km-long rail network. The news was made public by the Railway Minister, Piyush Go9yal, through his official Twitter account.
“Under the leadership of Prime Minister @NarendraModi, Railway is going to make the Char Dham Yatra easy for crores of devotees. Devotees will be able to travel by rail to visit Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath situated in the holy plains of Uttarakhand,” Piyush Goyal tweeted in Hindi.
प्रधानमंत्री @NarendraModi जी के नेतृत्व में रेलवे करने जा रही है करोड़ों श्रद्धालुओं के लिए चार धाम यात्रा आसान।
उत्तराखंड की पवित्र वादियों में स्थित गंगोत्री, यमुनोत्री, बद्रीनाथ और केदारनाथ के दर्शन के लिए श्रद्धालु कर सकेंगे रेल द्वारा यात्रा। pic.twitter.com/tfrcxTa0Ed
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) August 21, 2020
The Railway Minister mentioned this project to be an initiative looking at making Char Dham Yatra easy for crores of devotees. Meanwhile, sharing the news of the development, the minister additionally posted a video with the details of the project.
As per the video, a major portion of the network will pass through inaccessible hilly areas via various tunnels. The rail network will join Gangotri and Yamunotri, followed by the connection of Badrinath and Kedarnath.
The national transporter will lay four rail lines stretching about 327 km which will connect the Char Dham – the holy shrines in Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. This railway line will also cross through Dehradun, Pauri, Garhwal, Chamoli, Rudra Prayag, and Uttarkashi, the ministry said.