In the cabinet meeting held in the Secretariat on Wednesday, a proposal for various development work was approved for Kedarnath Development. Nearly eight-building under GMVN ownership will be demolished for hospital, guest houses police station and other construction in the premises.
Adding further to this, Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar said, "An open museum of ancient idols will be built in Shri Kedarnath Dham the work of which will be completed under the guidance of the Department of Culture, Government of India. Also, keeping in mind the safety of the pilgrims, the confluence of the Saraswati and Mandakini rivers will be reconstructed. Apart from this a well-equipped hospital will be built to give better facilities to the devotees."
"For disposal of debris in Dham, the Public Works Department (PWD) has been entrusted with the responsibility for executing an agency, which will complete the work at a cost of about Rs 33.25 lakh. The GMVN and administrative buildings built in Kedarnath Dham are currently in working condition. Out of which 4 buildings have 5 rooms in each building with a total of 20 rooms which are being used by the district administration for official work. All these buildings will be demolished at a cost of about Rs 77.00 lakh and construction work of other buildings will be done in the Dham at a cost of about Rs 5462 lakh." He added.
Jawalkar said that the development work being done in Kedarnath Dham will make a significant contribution for promoting tourism in the state.