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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved construction of 4.531 km long 2-Lane Bi-Directional Silkyara Bend-Barkot Tunnel in Uttarakhand as part of ‘ChardhamMahamargPariyojana’
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The project will come along NH-134 (old NH-94) in Uttarakhand and will be built under Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Mode.
The project will be implemented by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), through National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL).
NHIDCL is wholly state owned company, established in 2014 for development of highways in states on the international borders.
The construction of this tunnel will provide all weather connectivity to Yamunotri, one of dham on ChardhamYatra.
SOURCE – LIVEMINT.