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ONGC to give Rs 10 cr for widening Gaurikund-Kedarnath trek route

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

The (ONGC) will be giving Rs 10 crore out of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to the government for the widening of Gaurikund-trek route.

An assurance to this effect was given by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas DharmendraPradhan to Chief when the latter called on him in yesterday, an official statement issued here said.

It was at the chief minister's request that the agreed to raise the amount to be given by the ONGC for the purpose from Rs 4.5 crore to Rs 10 crore, it said.

The ONGC board had earlier approved an amount of Rs 4.5 crore for the purpose.

The width of the pedestrian route from Gaurikund to the shrine is being increased from 2.5 metres at present to 6 metres.

It was also decided at the meeting to get the citizen welfare and infrastructure development works in Gangotri and Yamnotri done by the Gas Authority of Limited (GAIL).

apprised the that in the Women Polytechnic, Dehradun, only retired ONGC officials are taken in the Polytechnic board.

The also requested Pradhan that government officials and academicians should also be inducted in the board to which the gave his consent.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 15:30 IST
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