Silkyara Tunnel UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • The first visuals of the 41 workers trapped inside the Silkyara tunnel in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand since November 12 came out.

  • On Tuesday after an endoscopic camera was sent in through the six-inch pipe which was drilled through the debris blocking the tunnel on Monday.

  • Silkyara is a part of the Char Dham project.

  • The Chardham project is an infrastructure development project launched by the Government of India in 2016 to improve road connectivity to four Hindu pilgrimage sites: Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.

Silkyara Tunnel

  • Silkyara Pass is a mountain pass which connects Uttarkashi and Gangotri Dham via NH 108 in Uttarakhand, India. 

  • The pass is located at an elevation of 2,300 metres above sea level. 

  • The pass is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas and is famous for its scenic beauty. 

  • It is a popular trekking destination and offers stunning views of the Himalayas

  • The pass is also an important pilgrimage site for Hindus as it is located on the route to Gangotri and Yamunotri Dhams, two of the Char Dhams.



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Silkyara Tunnel UPSC NOTE
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