An announcement to this effect was made by Chief Minister Harish Rawat while reviewing the preparations for the Char Dham and Mansarovar pilgrimages via video conferencing on Tuesday night, an official release said.
   
The DMs of these districts have been asked to use the corpus fund of Rs 10 crore each at their disposal to help BRO carry out its road reconstruction work in affected areas so that the badly damaged route is fully restored by April 30.
   
The Char Dham yatra begins in early May and the deadline set by the government for repairing the roads leading to the four Himalayan shrines of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath is April 30.
   
The Chief Minister instructed the DMs of the three districts where the famed Himalayan shrines are located to set up a control room at the district headquarters to monitor the progress of road restoration work on a regular basis.
       
He also sanctioned Rs one crore for preparations for the Mansarovar yatra and said more funds will be given, if needed, for the smooth conduct of the pilgrimage which passes through the border district of Pithoragarh.

(Agencies)

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