Chardham Project, which is worth Rs.12,000 crore, aims to construct wider roads that would span 825 km and connect key pilgrimage spots in Uttarakhand. It has been a subject of criticism among environmentalists because of the involvement of hill cutting, which harms the mountain ecosystems. They view it to be in violation of SC orders on the road width to be followed in mountainous terrains. The Central government denies this allegation.
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