Dehradun: Infrastructural facilities are
being developed in Uttarakhand on a priority basis, Chief
Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank said on Monday.
After inaugurating the state guest house built here at a
cost of Rs 10.64 crore, Nishank said the government was
working on developing infrastructural facilities on priority
basis to strengthen road, rail and air connectivity in the
He said his government was making efforts for
construction of a four-lane road between Dehradun and New
The government has also provided an amount of Rs 20 crore
as state share to the Rail Ministry for laying of a track
between Muzaffarnagar and Roorkee in its effort to shorten the
distance between Dehradun and New Delhi.
Nishank said the roads leading to the Chardham --
Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri -- are being
Regarding air connectivity, Nishank said night landing
facilities at Jolly Grant airport would also be started within
a period of six months. Apart from this, airstrips are also
being expanded at Naini Saini, Gauchar and Chinyalisaur.