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Char Dham Road Project

  Dec 06, 2021

Char Dham Road Project

Q What is the context  ?

A The needs of defence and environment have to be balanced and a “nuanced” approach is required, said the Supreme Court while hearing an appeal against the widening of roads in Uttarakhand hills for the “Char Dham project”.

Q What is Char Dham?

The highway project

Q What is the controversy?

A The Supreme Court formed a high-powered committee (HPC) to examine the issues. In July 2020, the HPC submitted two reports after members disagreed on the ideal width for hill roads.

Q Why is there criticism of the Project ?

Q What is the defence angle ?