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‘Roads to get makeover before pilgrimage starts’

Deputy speaker of the Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha Ansuya Prasad Maikhuri told over phone from Chamoli that  the dillapidated roads and bridges will be repaired and reconstructed in the Badrinath and Kedarnath highway before the pilgrimage starts. ‘Pilgrim tour has been the lifeline of our state economy, and state government is doing its best to recover from the high terrifying disaster. During present extreme cold weather conditions, the reconstruction work is halted in high altitudes places, and after February month, the work will take its natural pace with maximum labour and engineers as required.’

He admitted that school-going children are facing difficulty to reach their destination, but state government needs more funds to release from the Central government agencies to expedite the halted work. Building large bridges needs more funds, and it’s time-consuming process also. We only want that work should be started at the earliest, so that the project may complete before the tourist season, and the jobless youth could get some work during the season.

Tehri, Mukhteshwar coolest in UttaraKhand

Dehradun:
The Doonites woke with cloudy sky signaling for shower in the day time. The few school-going children faced a difficult time to catch the school bus in the early morning hours, although maximum schools remained closed. No rain was reported in the district, and the sun was playing hide and seek game in the entire day on Wednesday. According to Bikram Singh, Uttarakhand Meteorological Centre Director, the minimum temperature was 6 degree Celsius and maximum temperature was 18 degree Celsius in Dehradun city on Wednesday. Tehri district was recorded coolest with temperature falling to 2 degree Celsius and Mukhteshwar 2.3 degree Celsius.
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