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SC Limits Width Of Char Dham Road, Ecologists Say Move Will Save Thousands Of Trees

by Sidharth Pandey Sep 09, 2020 • 04:01 PM Views 481

 

The Supreme Court has asked the Modi Government to ensure that the width of the Char Dham road is limited to 5.5 meters in the hilly terrain and not 7 meters as was being suggested by the Government. Environmentalists hailing the decision say the move will help save over 40,000 trees. GoNews correspondent Sidharth Pandey speaks to Sanjay Parikh, SC lawyer in this case & Dr. Sati, Geologist with Uttrakhand University on the issue. The Char Dham road project, Modi government's pet project, was launched in December 2016 which aims to create and strengthen more than 880 kilometres of all-weather roads linking four important ‘Dhams’ or the religiously important Hindu pilgrimage sites of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri