Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government on Thursday issued an order for creation of four districts in the Garhwal and Kumaon division of the state.

The new districts include Kotdwar and Yamunotri in the Garhwal division and Ranikhet and Didihaat in the Kumaon division.

Chief Minister BC Khanduri said that the districts would be formally created after the Assembly polls owing to the Election Commission's restrictions.

However, the proposal for creation of new districts was brought in the Assembly in November, but it was not passed in the wake of pending works related to fixing boundary, headquarters and ranges of police stations in new districts.

JPN/Bureau