Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Char Dham highway development project in Uttarakhand’s capital Dehradun. PM laid the foundation stone for Char Dham Yatra- an annual pilgrimage to the shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

Earlier in the day, Modi had said that he will visit Devbhoomi Uttarakhand for the inauguration of a key infrastructure project, the Char Dham highway development programme.

In a series of tweets, Modi had said that the Char Dham highway project will lead to creation of over 900 km of roads and tourism will also get a strong boost.

“Adding of bypasses, tunnels, bridges and flyovers will ease travel. Proper slope stabilisation will ensure protection against landslides,” he had said while ensuring uninterrupted all weather safe journey for pilgrims to the four shrines.

The Prime Minister also had said that he will address a public meeting in Dehradun during his Uttarakhand visit.