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Uttarakhand’s CM notifies centre regarding impact of Supreme Court’s order on strategic road

Among the standoff in Ladakh between India and China, Uttarakhand’s CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that, the limit of 5.5 metres width imposed on the Chardham all-weather road by the Supreme Court was not enough from a strategic perspective.

During a virtual interaction with reporters in Dehradun, he also said that the 2021 Haridwar Kumbh will be held with a restriction on the number of people congregating for the event.

Mr Rawat said, “From the strategic or national security point of view we can’t make do with a 5.5 metre wide all weather road which passes through several border districts located in the mountains. The smooth movement of troops by a road with this kind of limit is not possible.”

Haridwar Kumbh said, “Passes will be issued to devotees as the congregation will be numerically restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Mr Rawat said, “A numerically restricted Kumbh makes it necessary that devotees are allowed entry into the Kumbh fair on the basis of passes.”

Mr Rawat described, “The board has been constituted after a lot of thinking and everyone including tourists, visitors and teerth-purohits are bound to benefit from the decision.”

Mr Rawat said, “By declaring Gairsain the summer capital, we have proved that we are a decisive government capable of resolving issues hanging fire for long.”