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Commentary/Human InterestNR/Northern -Oct 19 2016 (06:51) Work on Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway line to begin in December
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HARIDWAR: Work on the proposed Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway line is expected to begin in December 2016. In-principal clearance for the first phase of the project has already been given by the Union ministry of forests, environment and climate change. Formal clearance will be granted by the ministry after compliance of the conditions mentioned in the in-principal clearance letter, additional principal chief conservator of forests Vinod Singhal told TOI.
One the clearance for the project is granted, the ministry will transfer around 300 hectares of forest land to the railways. According to the Forest Conservation Act, forest land is given for non-forestry projects after fulfilment of certain conditions. The ministry of railways is doing its best to comply with the conditions so that work...
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