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Do you feel that the Capital of Uttarakhand should be shifted Gairsain ?

Yes
97 (70.8%)
No
26 (19%)
Yes But at later stage
9 (6.6%)
Can't say
5 (3.6%)

Total Members Voted: 136

Voting closes: March 21, 2024, 12:04:57 PM

Author Topic: Should Gairsain Be Capital? - क्या उत्तराखंड की राजधानी गैरसैण होनी चाहिए?  (Read 156999 times)

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Dosto,

As you are aware Gairain was the proposed Capital of Uttarakhand State. However, after formation of new state, this proposal was dropped for time being, with a assurance to the people that at a later stage it would be shifted to Gairsain in view of infrastructural issues. But now it has been 1decade  since the state formed and this issue is still pending.

Do you think that now Govt should shift the Capital to Gairsain ?

If you go through our poll result 80 % people are in favour of shifting the Capital in Gairsain.

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Now you decide where should the capital of Uttarakhand.. This is the distance of Dehradoon from various places of Uttarakhand. People reach Delhi earlier than Dehradoon.
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DISTRICT                     GAIRSAIN       DEHRADOON
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Uttarakashi                   266 Km          208 Km
Pauri                            150 Km          182 Km
New Tehri                     202 Km          115 Km
Rudraprayag                46 Km            186 Km
Chamoli  (Gopeshwar)   95 Km            259 Km
Haridwar                      255 Km          55 Km
Pithoragarh                  280 Km          578 Km
Champawat                  261 Km          503 Km
Bageshwar                   156 Km          482 Km
Almora                         135 Km          409 Km
Nainital                         155 Km          357 Km
Udham Singh Nagar       213 Km         270 Km
Gairsain to Doon           272 km

Your views are solicited on the subject.

M S Mehta 



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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 12:26:38 PM »
Mehta ji what I think that it is more an emotional issue than developmental.

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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 12:06:28 PM »

Pant Ji,

During the last 7 yrs none of hte Govt has paid any attention on this vital issue. How can we forget that a lot of our people have sacrified their lives for this.

We definelty foresee development of uttarakhand hill areas by shifting the capital to gairsain.

People would have easy access to the capital to address their developmental issues and one more thing is that tourism will increase in manifold there by shifting the capital.



agar sarkaar ki neeyat Gairsain ko rajdhaani banane ki hoti to in 7 saalo me is ilaake ko viksit karke aaj tak raajdhani shift bhi ho jaati....

Lekin wo to date aage hi badate ja rahi hai........commitee ki......aur ye UKD kyu shaant hai bhai...humein to lagta tha ki sarkar me shamil hokar UKD Gairsain ko rajdhani banane ke liye sarkar par davaab banayegi.......

Pankaj da aap to Doon me baithe ho.......kuchh bataye is mudde ka kya hoga



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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2007, 11:59:33 AM »
साथियों,
गैरसैंण हमारे उत्तराखण्ड के लोगों के लिये मात्र जगह नही है, गैरसैंण हमारे आन्दोलनकारियों का सपना है, उत्तराखण्डियों की भावना है, एक विचार है, एक सपना है. क्योंकि जब उत्तराखण्ड आन्दोलन हुआ था तो हमारे आन्दोलनकारियों ने सोच-विचार कर गैरसैंण को अपने प्रस्तावित राज्य की राजधानी घोषित कर दिया था,जो पूरे राज्य की जनता में सर्वमान्य भी हुआ. पहाड की राजधानी यदि पहाड में नहीं होगी तो इससे दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण बात और क्या हो सकती है. जो नीति नियंता है, उन्हें पहाड की जानकारी नही हो़गी और वे पहाड की विषम भौगोलिक परिस्थितियों से परिचित ही नहीं होंगे, तो वे पहाड के लिये क्या नीति बना सकते हैं?
       

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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2007, 12:18:42 PM »


Bubu Ji,

Of course, the sentiment of people involved in this case. Govt should determind on this issue.

साथियों,
गैरसैंण हमारे उत्तराखण्ड के लोगों के लिये मात्र जगह नही है, गैरसैंण हमारे आन्दोलनकारियों का सपना है, उत्तराखण्डियों की भावना है, एक विचार है, एक सपना है. क्योंकि जब उत्तराखण्ड आन्दोलन हुआ था तो हमारे आन्दोलनकारियों ने सोच-विचार कर गैरसैंण को अपने प्रस्तावित राज्य की राजधानी घोषित कर दिया था,जो पूरे राज्य की जनता में सर्वमान्य भी हुआ. पहाड की राजधानी यदि पहाड में नहीं होगी तो इससे दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण बात और क्या हो सकती है. जो नीति नियंता है, उन्हें पहाड की जानकारी नही हो़गी और वे पहाड की विषम भौगोलिक परिस्थितियों से परिचित ही नहीं होंगे, तो वे पहाड के लिये क्या नीति बना सकते हैं?
      

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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2007, 12:26:02 PM »
इन सब के लिये आवश्यक है कि राजधानी को जनभावनाओं के अनुरूप तत्काल गैरसैंण में स्थापित किया जाय. जहां तक आयोग की रिपोर्ट का प्रश्न है, उसकी हमें जरूरत ही नही है,
१-आयोग गैरसैंण के लिये भूकम्प की द्रष्टि से संवेदनशील होने की बात करता है तो मैं यह भी जानना चाहूंगा कि उत्तराखण्ड में वह कौन सा स्थान है जो भूकम्प की द्रष्टि से संवेदनशील न हो?
२- आयोग पानी की कमी बता रहा है तो मैं यह भी जानना चाहूंगा कि उत्तराखण्ड में हरिद्वार को छोडकर और कहां पर पानी है, आज भी देहरादून, पौडी, अल्मोडा, पिथौरागढ में लोग पानी के लिये कनस्तर ले कर लाइन मे लगे रहते है.
      उक्त बिन्दुओं के आलोक में यही निष्कर्ष निकला कि आयोग की रिपोर्ट की हमें जरूरत ही नही है, जरूरत इस मुद्दे पर राजनीति करने की भी नहीं है. बस जरूरत है द्र्ढ संकल्प की, यदि हमने अभी कदम नहीं उठाया और इस मामले को राजनीति और आयोगों में उलझाते रहे तो फिर हमारा भी हाल पंजाब और हरियाणा जैसा ही होगा. यह स्थान राज्य के मध्य मे है, जनभावनाओं के अनुरूप है और शहीदों का संकल्प भी है, जैसा मैने पहले भी कहा कि गैरसैंण हमारे उत्तराखण्ड के लोगों के लिये मात्र जगह नही है, गैरसैंण हमारे आन्दोलनकारियों का सपना है, उत्तराखण्डियों की भावना है, एक विचार है, एक सपना है. और हमें इस सपने को हर हाल में पूरा करना ही होगा.
        सरकारें तो इस पर कु्छ करेंगी नही, अब जनता को ही निर्णय करना होगा और एक नया आन्दोलन गैरसैंण के लिये करना होगा.

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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2007, 09:01:26 PM »

Uttarakhand is already in high zone of earthquake but it does not mean we should leave for hope for the development. These are unforeseen events and development pace should not stopped in their anticipation.

इन सब के लिये आवश्यक है कि राजधानी को जनभावनाओं के अनुरूप तत्काल गैरसैंण में स्थापित किया जाय. जहां तक आयोग की रिपोर्ट का प्रश्न है, उसकी हमें जरूरत ही नही है,
१-आयोग गैरसैंण के लिये भूकम्प की द्रष्टि से संवेदनशील होने की बात करता है तो मैं यह भी जानना चाहूंगा कि उत्तराखण्ड में वह कौन सा स्थान है जो भूकम्प की द्रष्टि से संवेदनशील न हो?
२- आयोग पानी की कमी बता रहा है तो मैं यह भी जानना चाहूंगा कि उत्तराखण्ड में हरिद्वार को छोडकर और कहां पर पानी है, आज भी देहरादून, पौडी, अल्मोडा, पिथौरागढ में लोग पानी के लिये कनस्तर ले कर लाइन मे लगे रहते है.
      उक्त बिन्दुओं के आलोक में यही निष्कर्ष निकला कि आयोग की रिपोर्ट की हमें जरूरत ही नही है, जरूरत इस मुद्दे पर राजनीति करने की भी नहीं है. बस जरूरत है द्र्ढ संकल्प की, यदि हमने अभी कदम नहीं उठाया और इस मामले को राजनीति और आयोगों में उलझाते रहे तो फिर हमारा भी हाल पंजाब और हरियाणा जैसा ही होगा. यह स्थान राज्य के मध्य मे है, जनभावनाओं के अनुरूप है और शहीदों का संकल्प भी है, जैसा मैने पहले भी कहा कि गैरसैंण हमारे उत्तराखण्ड के लोगों के लिये मात्र जगह नही है, गैरसैंण हमारे आन्दोलनकारियों का सपना है, उत्तराखण्डियों की भावना है, एक विचार है, एक सपना है. और हमें इस सपने को हर हाल में पूरा करना ही होगा.
        सरकारें तो इस पर कु्छ करेंगी नही, अब जनता को ही निर्णय करना होगा और एक नया आन्दोलन गैरसैंण के लिये करना होगा.

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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007, 04:04:04 AM »
Hukkaa Bu ku tumar NAATI sanjupahari ku Pailag Namaskar
bubu ekdam sahi baat kari apu,,,bhauttey badiya baat...
mi lai yo baat dagar 100% sahmat chu ki Rajdhani shift hun chain hoo Gairsain mi,,,,
JAI UTTARAKHAND

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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007, 03:10:51 PM »
Namaskar,

This issue is emotional as well as developmental.  Emotional because all along our struggle for statehood, we had believed that the capital would be Gairsain (Chandranagar).  Suddenly, we find that Dehradun is going to be our capital for all times to come if the politicians and bureaucrats have their way.   Emotional because all along we believed that the capital would be in Pahad and not plains or Doon valley.  Emotional because we believed that the State belonged to the Pahadis, created for Pahadis.  With the capital in the plains, we seem to be cheated. 

There is the developmental aspect.  If the capital is situated in the hills (Gairsain), a whole range of activities would follow suit.  Roads would have to be carved/widened, whole structure of capital would mean spending a huge amount in the hills, thus beneficial to the Pahadis.  Pahadis would get work, jobs would be created, UP-Cadre wallas would leave, crores of rupees would be spent in the Pahad, facilities in the hills nearby would be upgraded.  Now, this would not materialise.  Why?

I have a sneaking feeling that the politicians would never agree to Gairsain.  After chatting informally with all hues of politicians (smaller fries as well as ministers) during the last 5-6 years, I feel they are afraid of shifting/establishing the capital in the hills because then they would be at the mercy of the local populace in the hills with no getaways. 

So far as bureaucrats are concerned, they would never agree nor would they allow the politicians to establish the capital in the hills, that too at a remote place like Gairsain.  As we are aware, the bureaucracy in UK is dominated by UP-cadre/plainswallas.  They have a vested interest in keeping the capital at Doon.  They are not interested in serving the Pahadis but in exploiting it.  Please go through the list of officers posted in the hills.  You will find that most of the plainswallas/UP-Cadrewallas are posted in larger cities like Doon, Nainital, Mussorie, while most of the lower-rung officers belong to Pahad and posted in the hills.  It is surprising that headquarters of most of the posts located in the remote corners have been shifted to the capital and nobody has pointed it out, not even our reportedly vigilant media.

Now the third angle.  If I remember correctly, most of the agitations have been held at Gairsain instead of Dehradoon, therefore the media avoided it.  Without the media attention/hype, it petered out.  If the agitations are held at Doon or Delhi, the media would lap it up and a pressure would be built on the politician-bureaucracy nexus.

Please do air your views on this.

Namaskar

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Re: SHOULD THE EXISTING CAPITAL OF UTTARAKHAND BE SHIFTED IN GAIRSAIN ?
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2007, 03:25:07 PM »

Sir,

First of all i would like to thank you for expressing your views on the subject at length.

This is one of the most burning issues of Uttarakhand has been pending since last 7 yrs.

I feel Politicians who have a huge property and in around Uttarakhand would never let the Capital shifted to Gairsain. They have easy access of train, air to come Derahoon. They have forgetten that a lot people of Uttarakhand have sacrified their lives for this. UKD and other organizations have been raising their voice over this issue but nobody is going to listen them.

I foresee definite development of Uttarakhand hill areas by shifting the Capital though there is some huge amount is involved. But in interest of public, Govt must go ahead on this issue.


Namaskar,

This issue is emotional as well as developmental.  Emotional because all along our struggle for statehood, we had believed that the capital would be Gairsain (Chandranagar).  Suddenly, we find that Dehradun is going to be our capital for all times to come if the politicians and bureaucrats have their way.   Emotional because all along we believed that the capital would be in Pahad and not plains or Doon valley.  Emotional because we believed that the State belonged to the Pahadis, created for Pahadis.  With the capital in the plains, we seem to be cheated. 

There is the developmental aspect.  If the capital is situated in the hills (Gairsain), a whole range of activities would follow suit.  Roads would have to be carved/widened, whole structure of capital would mean spending a huge amount in the hills, thus beneficial to the Pahadis.  Pahadis would get work, jobs would be created, UP-Cadre wallas would leave, crores of rupees would be spent in the Pahad, facilities in the hills nearby would be upgraded.  Now, this would not materialise.  Why?

I have a sneaking feeling that the politicians would never agree to Gairsain.  After chatting informally with all hues of politicians (smaller fries as well as ministers) during the last 5-6 years, I feel they are afraid of shifting/establishing the capital in the hills because then they would be at the mercy of the local populace in the hills with no getaways. 

So far as bureaucrats are concerned, they would never agree nor would they allow the politicians to establish the capital in the hills, that too at a remote place like Gairsain.  As we are aware, the bureaucracy in UK is dominated by UP-cadre/plainswallas.  They have a vested interest in keeping the capital at Doon.  They are not interested in serving the Pahadis but in exploiting it.  Please go through the list of officers posted in the hills.  You will find that most of the plainswallas/UP-Cadrewallas are posted in larger cities like Doon, Nainital, Mussorie, while most of the lower-rung officers belong to Pahad and posted in the hills.  It is surprising that headquarters of most of the posts located in the remote corners have been shifted to the capital and nobody has pointed it out, not even our reportedly vigilant media.

Now the third angle.  If I remember correctly, most of the agitations have been held at Gairsain instead of Dehradoon, therefore the media avoided it.  Without the media attention/hype, it petered out.  If the agitations are held at Doon or Delhi, the media would lap it up and a pressure would be built on the politician-bureaucracy nexus.

Please do air your views on this.

Namaskar

 

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