Dhami invites Modi to Global Investors Summit in Doon

  • | Sunday | 3rd December, 2023

DEHRADUN: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Saturday and invited him to attend the two-day Global Investors Summit in Dehradun starting on December 8. The Silkyara tunnel rescue was also discussed and the CM gave him a collection of photographs on the evacuation operation.The CM discussed various issues related to the state and expressed gratitude for including the Jamrani Dam Project in the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana and approving Rs 1,730 crore for the project.He sought approval of Rs 2,460 crore as financial assistance for capital expenditure of Song Dam Drinking Water Project and Rs 3,000 crore as special financial assistance for upgradation of Jolly Grant Airport.He also mooted the All India Ayurveda Institute at the Rishikul Ayurvedic College campus, Haridwar and to sought inclusion of Uttarakhand in the Kiwi Feasibility Study being run in collaboration with New Zealand. Dhami sought a Rs 1,000 crore approval for various road projects and requested for declaring the Ranikhet-Bhatrojkhan road as a national highway.Dhami asked Modi to approve three tunnel projects of Jolingkong-Bedang (5kms), Sipu-Tola (22kms) and Milam-Lapthal (30kms) in Kumaon and to fully finance the Tanakpur-Bageshwar Railway scheme as a national project. He also sought permission for development and construction of various proposed hydro power projects on Dhauliganga and Gauri Ganga rivers in Pithoragarh district, and 11 undisputed projects in Alaknanda, Bhagirathi and its tributaries with a capacity of 771 MW.We also published the following articles recentlyWill take 4-6 months to put Silkyara tunnel project back on track: OfficialNHIDCL indicates 4-6 months to restore the Silkyara tunnel project after collapse; mechanical debris removal and repair of crown cavity planned; investigation and construction will proceed concurrently; ministry to assess responsibility and prevent future incidents; filling of borehole after vertical drilling.Silkyara project threatens stability of Radi mountainThe Silkyara tunnel project and the ongoing rescue operation are causing concerns about the potential sinkage of the Radi mountain. The excessive mechanical work, including tree felling and disturbance of aquifers, is considered a major environmental concern. Excavation work has already begun from three sides of the mountain, but environmentalists emphasize the need for delicate handling due to the mountains porous nature and multiple water sources. Further excavation without considering environmental concerns may lead to the drying up of springs and have a significant impact on the landscapes geophysics.

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