The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will be giving Rs 10 crore out of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to the Uttarakhand government for the widening of Gaurikund-Kedarnath trek route.
An assurance to this effect was given by Union Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister DharmendraPradhan to Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat when the latter called on him in New Delhi yesterday, an official statement issued here 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 Himalayan 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 India Limited (GAIL).
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