The chief minister of Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat said that his government has during the last three n a half year tenure fulfilled eighty to eighty five percent of the peoples’ demand made during the previous elections and is adhering to its each and every assurances made to the people of the state pertaining to issues concerning youths, students, women and farmers.
The chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was addressing a press conference after completion of its government’s three year in office. The chief minister catagorically said that his government is possessing zero tolerance towards corruption as pledged to the people while coming into power. Praising the prime minister Narendra Modi for sanctioning Rs twenty lakh crores fund during the Covid 19 pandemic for the welfare and well being of the poor, hapless n needy farmers, working class n those from the grass roots, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that this massive financial support has immensely helped the unemployed labourers, youths, landless n farmers of the country who had been delivered free ration food items n has been extended till November.
Rawat announced that his government has recently taken an unanimous decision that in future no Chinese company would be allowed to file tenders in Uttarakhand in terms of supplying Chinese equipments or devices. On the question of the recent decision of the supreme court regarding construction of 5.5 meter roads in the 12.5 thousand crore massive Chardham Yatra project instead of 7 metres width as being done currently, chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said that in view of Uttarakhand’s border with China n the high security perception , strategically and from the point of view of security this won’t be feasible.
He added that he would be approaching the centre to speak on this important matter especially from the strategic security angle when we are bordering with China, a nation with which our relations are already at loggerheads. It may be recalled that the Char Dham Yatra project costing about thirteen nearly crores, is the project of the central government under the jurisdiction of National Highway Authority of India. There had been lots of objections by the environmentalists n NGOs in view of large felling of trees n massive digging of mountains including dumping of tons n tons of silt n rubble in the river Ganges n it’s tributaries causing damage to environment n Himalayan ecology.
An NGO dealing in environmental issues petitioned to the Supreme Court against the 7 metres width of the roads being widened to connect the historic Char Dhams of Uttarakhand viz. Gangotri,Yamnotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. The foundation stone of this over ambitious project was laid by the prime minister Narendra Modi on 17th December 2016.
It is believed that over 50 thousand trees have been cut during this ongoing 826 kilometres Chardham Yatra project. Delivering the verdict on the petition of an NGO, the Supreme Court has restricted the centre to cancel the ongoing contruction of roads width up to 7 metres n instead ordered the govt n the ministry of national highways n transport to restrict the road width to 5.5 metres.
The evaluation high power committee formed by the supreme court earlier led by Ravi Chopra had submitted the report to the supreme court that the orders of the Ministry of Road Transport n Highways are being openly violated which permits the road widening limit to mere 5.5 width.