Indian Railways to connect Chardham through 327 KM long Rail link

Indian Railways is working on a much-awaited Chardham Railway project to connect Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath via Dehradun and Karanprayag sites in Uttarakhand through a 327 km long railway line.

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New Delhi (Metro Rail News): The Indian Railways is set to construct a railway line of 327 kilometres, connecting the Char Dham of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath via Dehradun and Karanprayag in Uttarakhand. It will make it an easy and comfortable journey for crores of devotees in future.

As per details shared by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, the 327 km long rail line will pass through Dehradun, Pauri, Tehri Garhwal, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi. The Ministry of Railways has said that Indian Railways will have to face challenges such as the limits of capacity, load, speed, and safety as all the four dhams are elevated at different levels.

According to the Railway Ministry, the Yamunotri tracing the origin of Yamuna is located at 3,293 metres above Mean Sea Level, the Gangotri tracing the origin of Ganga is situated at 3,408 metres Mean Sea Level, Kedarnath is located at 3,583 metres Mean Sea Level while Badrinath is located at 3,133 metres above Mean Sea Level.

Once the project is completed, the journey to Chardham will become easier for the devotees and would bring in development opportunities in Uttarakhand.

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