Prime Minister recently unveiled the ambitious Rishikesh-Karnprayag Rail Line Project with 17 tunnels covering 125 kilometers.


About Rishikesh-Karnprayag Rail line project

  • It is an under-construction railway line, which will run from Yog Nagari Rishikesh railway station in Rishikesh to Karnaprayag in Uttarakhand.
  • It is Indian Railways’ proposed route for the Char Dham Railway to connect the Char Dham pilgrimage of Uttarakhand.
  • It will help improve connectivity to the Char Dham shrines of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath in the Garhwal region of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand.
  • The rail line is about 20 km long and will have 12 stations, 35 bridges, and 17 tunnels along with 105.47 km (84.24%) of the track.
  • It includes a 1 km tunnel between Devprayag and Lachmoli.
  • The rail line is also part of an Indian geostrategic initiative to build infrastructure along the India-China border.
  • The project is being monitored on the Government of India’s PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) portal.