The opposition party BJP has raised the question why Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not inaugurating the project. BJP has threatened Congress to boycott the launch. On Nov 9, a meeting is scheduled at the hilly district of Chamoli, which will be presided by Sonia Gandhi. The meeting is expected to be a virtual launch of the party's campaign for the upcoming election in Uttarkhand.
The project is expected to be completed in 5 years and it would connect the Garhwal region with the rest of the country. The project will reduce the travelling time.