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U’Khand RS MP seeks centre’s nod for alternative route proposal

She told Parrikar of how diverse and serious geographical condition of Uttarakhand is.  She said  recurring natural catastrophe are reversing the development clock, thus adding pain and sorrow to the ordinary people. The national highways bear the maximum brunt when these natural calamities of any shape or magnitude strike. Vehicles can’t move in this critical condition, and locals and visitors remain stranded for hours waiting for the clearance of roads. Moreover, this hill state also touches the international boundary with China and Nepal, so it is more sensitive from the security point of view, and needs serious concern with no laxity.

“The Uttarakhand government has sent a proposal for the construction of alternative route which is safe, secure and needs minimum expenditure to execute. The alternative route will connect all pilgrim centers including international boundaries. Moreover, this will reduce the distance by 400 km, if comes into existence. This proposal prepared by state government will include tunnel, bridges, and roads,” she said.

She further added, “This alternative road will solve all the problems of military and paramilitary forces to move hassle-free and take charge and swing into action in case of emergency resulting from natural calamity or outer forces.”

She requested the defence minister to soon accept the proposal and release funds as early as possible to implement it.

In the reply, the minister Parrikar asserted that this sensitive issue would be taken on top-most priority with the consultation of concerned authorities.
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