The scientists from Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR) are providing their immense support for the tunnel project in Uttarakhand as part of “Char Dham” project to connect Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri.
“Our scientists are facilitating in tunnel construction to connect Char Dham. The tunnels will reduce travel distance as well as travel time,” said Dr Pradeep Kumar Singh, Director CIMFR while sharing the achievements of the organisation. Singh was speaking on the occasion of 73 foundation day of CIMFR organised in Auditorium at Dhanbad on Monday.
In February this year the Centre has approved Rs 1,384 crore for tunnel project in Uttarakhand as part of ‘Char Dham’ project to connect the pilgrimage places- Badrinath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri and Gangotri. Under this project, the Government gave its nod for the construction of 4.531 km long 2-Lane Bi-Directional Silkyara Bend – Barkot Tunnel, the travel distance from Dharasu to Yamunotri by about 20 km and travel time by about an hour.
According to the road, transport and highways ministry authority, the construction of the tunnel is expected to be completed in four years. It is believed to provide all-weather connectivity to Yamunotri, encouraging regional socio-economic development, trade and tourism in the country, said the Director.
“We are working on several innovative projects with IIT ISM. In February 2019 we are going to organise an International Conference to exhibit our competence and performances.
Large numbers of participants including professionals’ form several countries are expected to participate in the conference,” said Singh.