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ddn-trainSurvey for connecting Char Dham by rail (25th November, 2016): Uttarakhand is abode of Gods. The famous Char Dham yatra needs no introduction, which starts every year from May and ends in November. The pilgrims flock to these religious sites from all over India and the world. In addition to the Char Dham sites, Uttarakhand also boasts of having beautiful sited like Auli, Har ki dun, Valley of Flowers etc. Every year lakhs of tourists visit to this state to experience various aspects of tourism in Uttarakhand.

Union Railway minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu said that the survey for connecting the Uttarakhand Char Dham (Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri) by rail will be done soon. The railway network for the Char Dhams of Uttarakhand will definitely boost the tourism and ease the traffic congestion during peak season of Char Dham. Construction of railway track between Rishikesh and karanprayag  will be started from December 2016. The railway line for Karnaprayag will be beneficial for journeying to Badrinath and Kedarnath. This railway line will consist of 15 stations starting from Rishikesh and ending at Karnprayag. The major railway stations along the route will be Virbhadra, Rishikesh, Shivpuir, Vyasi, Devprayag, Maletha, Srinagar, Dhari, Rudraprayag, Gholtir, Gauchar, and Karnaprayag. The Kedarnath pilgrims may take the journey till Rudraprayag and move further by road till Guptakashi or Gaurikund.

Survey for Railway track between Tanakpur and Bageshwar will also be done soon. On thrusday (24th,November,2016),in the occasion of foundation of many south railway projects, Mr. Prabhu did many announcement. He said that the centre government is planning to connect the far hilly areas with the railway network. He also said that in future, Gorson will also get connected with Karnaprayag by railway network.

In his speech, the Railway Minister said that the work on Karnya Prayag – Rishikesh track will be started from December, 2016. The budget for survey of Tanakpur-Bageshwar railway line will be provided in 2017 budget session.

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