Indian culture – salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Char Dham pilgrimage
What to study?
For prelims: bout Char Dham project and its geographical location.
For mains: Significance of the project, environmental concerns, NGT and Supreme Court’s views.
Context: Chardham Yatra: Kedarnath portals open for public.
About Chardham project:
- The project involves developing and widening 900-km of national highways connecting the holy Hindu pilgrimage sites of; Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri at an estimated cost of Rs.12,000 crores.
- The highway will be called Char Dham Mahamarg(Char Dham Highway) and the highway construction project will be called as Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana (Char Dham Highway Development Project).
- The roads will be widened from 12m to 24m and the project will involve construction of tunnels, bypasses, bridges, subways and viaducts.