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Nine months on, repairing work of Badrinath highway yet to start: BJP

Nine months on, repairing work of Badrinath highway yet to start: BJP
It is nine months since the flashfloods caused largescale damage to roads on the char dham route. Still work has not begun on the 27 danger zones identified on Rishikesh-Badrinath highway, Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Ajay Bhatt said.

A total of 27 slide zones including Pandukeshwar, Lambagad, Jankichatti and many others had been identified along the highway by the BRO, a few months after the June calamity last year but there has been no progress in work in these areas, he claimed.

Only two months are left for the char dham pilgrimage to begin with portals of Kedarnath to be thrown open for devotees on 4 May but motor roads from Sonprayag to Gaurikund and from Lambagad to Jankichatti have still not been repaired, he said.

Bhatt alleged the Centre has not allocated funds to the BRO which finds it difficult to start work on the damaged roads in the absence of money. Recently the BRO retrenched about 1500 labourers due to an acute funds crunch.
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