Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojana on December 27, 2016. This is seen as one of the biggest highway construction projects ever in a hilly state of India and an engineering marvel as the highways are to be rolled out in one of the most difficult geographical terrains of India.
What is Char Dham Project?
The project involves construction of 900 km of national highways in the state of Uttarakhand which will also connect the Char Dham (shrines) of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. The project is going to cost Rs. 12000 crores to the public exchequer. The 10-meter-wide highways will be two-laned with paved shoulder.
Char Dham Project Source: Google Images
Here is a video which explains this project.