Modi lays foudnation stone for Gaurikund-Kedarnath ropeway or cable car project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers at the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district and laid the foundation stone for the Gaurikund-Kedarnath ropeway or cable car project.

Wearing a white-coloured Himachali attire of the hill people with a “swastika” symbol embroidered on it, the Prime Minister performed a “puja” at the temple. He also visited the Badrinath temple after his visit to Kedarnath.

During his two-day tour of the state, PM Modi will inspect various ongoing development projects and lay the foundation stones for some new ones.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister was received by Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Union minister Ajay Bhatt on his arrival at the Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun in an Indian Air Force (IAF) plane.

After performing the “puja” at the Kedarnath temple, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the 9.7-km Gaurikund-Kedarnath ropeway project. Using the ropeway, devotees will now be able to reach the temple from Gaurikund in 30 minutes.