The future of Chardham rail link looks really suspicious. Can the Mountains there bear the load of BG rail traffic, as the crust has become hollow and unstable and cracks are being developed in houses owing to a misfired hydropower project built in 2009
After Joshimath, cracks appeared in houses in Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Karnaprayag etc. This is no coincidence, Jha said adding that all these are either closer to the Char Dham Road project or some rail tunnel zone or some hydroelectric project.
This raises severe question mark on the future of rishikesh karnaprayag rail project
All construction cannot be stopped as survival of local public is also to be looked after, but yes it needs to be reduced to a bare minimum, putting a strong capping on the number of tourists allowed per season.