PM Modi reviews of Kedarnath reconstruction project, says it should stand test of time

PM Modi said, "the state government should envision and design development projects for holy sites like Kedarnath and Badrinath in a way and manner that stands the test of time and is yet eco-friendly and in harmony with nature and its surroundings."

PM Modi reviews of Kedarnath reconstruction project, says it should stand test of time
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (June 10) conducted a review of the Kedarnath Dham development and reconstruction project with the Uttarakhand state government via video conferencing, the official statement said. 

PM Modi said, "the state government should envision and design development projects for holy sites like Kedarnath and Badrinath in a way and manner that stands the test of time and is yet eco-friendly and in harmony with nature and its surroundings."

The Prime Minister suggested that the present construction season could be utilized for completing pending works by proper distribution of labour pools, keeping in mind the norms of social distancing, adding "This will help to create facilities and infrastructure to better sustain tourism flows in the years to come."

Laying out his vision for the reconstruction of the shrine, PM Modi gave directions for further development of other heritage and religious spots in the stretch extending from Ramban to Kedarnath. "This work will be in addition to the re-development of the main shrine in Kedarnath," he added.

The meeting also saw detailed discussions on topics related to status of development of Brahma Kamal vatika (garden) and museum to greet pilgrimsen-route to Vasuki Taal, re-development of old town quarters and properties of historical significance keeping in-tact their original architectural façade as well as other facilities like eco-friendly parking spaces at a proper distance from the shrine and at regular intervals, said the statement.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and other senior officials participated in the discussions.