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‘The Uttarakhand Mafia Has Gone Into Hiding’

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on the challenges his state faces and the measurements his government has taken...

‘The Uttarakhand Mafia Has Gone Into Hiding’
Photograph by Jitender Gupta
‘The Uttarakhand Mafia Has Gone Into Hiding’
outlookindia.com
2017-09-11T15:52:56+05:30

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has inherited huge challen­ges—corruption, exodus from border villa­ges, under-development and more. In an interview with Bula Devi, he spells out the measures he has taken to overcome these challenges and put the state on the road to progress. Excerpts:

Road connectivity is a big issue. China has four-lane roads and a rail line up to the Uttarakhand border…

It is a coincidence that the Chaar Dham routes are on the China border. In fact, we are thankful to PM Narendra Modi for the all-weather routes. Besides, all villages with more than 250 residents have road connectivity now and we have ­shifted our focus to the smaller ones. Black topping of these roads will be done in five years as the earlier exp­eriment proved to be unsatisfactory and uneconomical. We have also passed tenders for a rail line to Karnaprayag. Survey work for a rail line to Badrinath is under way. These road and rail lines can be used by locals, tourists and...

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