The Central government has granted approval to projects worth over Rs 5,100 crore for the state of Uttarakhand. These projects include Rs 2,584 crore Jamrani Dam project, Rs 1,400 crore for developing Dehradun into a Smart City and Rs 1,200 crore for Tehri lake and surrounding areas.
Jamrani Dam project has been pending for over three decades aiming to supply 14 MW power and provide irrigation to Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar districts. Similarly, a plan has been chalked out for the development of Tehri lake area including a proposal to encircle the lake spanning 42 sq km with a two-lane road.
The proposal includes building 234.60 km of road connecting Tehri town along with other districts including Dehradun. The plan is to develop the lake as a world-class destination for water and adventure sports.
Under the project, roads, bridges are also proposed to enhance connectivity with other regions. The state government has also had a proposal for a water taxi in the lake.