Justice (retd.) AK Sikri to be the head of the Char Dham Panel
The Supreme Court of India has appointed Justice ( retd.) A.K. Sikri as the chairman of the high-powered committee constituted by it to “consider the cumulative and independent impact of the Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna on the entire Himalayan valley” on 11 March 2022..
Earlier Professor Ravi Chopra resigned as the chairman of the Char Dham project accusing the Union Road and Highway Transport ministry of ignoring its recommendations.
Justice Sikri is also the chairman of the oversight committee appointed by the Supreme Court, to look after the environmental concerns and other issues related to the Char Dham project.
Char Dham Project
The project seeks to connect the pilgrimage centers of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri & Gangotri in Uttarakhand.
The project is of 889 Km length which will build two lane roads.
The total cost of the project is Rs 11,700 crore.
Many environmentalists are objecting to the project as it will harm the sensitive ecosystem of the Himalayas.
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