In three hour meeting on Monday, with the committee of Uttarakhand famous Shrine of Kedarnath and Badrinath, no major decision was taken at the meeting. It was meant to be a Cabinet meeting, but turned out to be more like a joyful trip for the ministers of Uttarakhand. The ministers travelled to the shrine in helicopters. The state government invested a huge sum of money for the air-tour. More than official work, the meet provided the ministers a chance to offer prayers at the Hindu shrine.
CM Rawat asked for suggestions from the Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee on the re-establishment plan near the shrine, re-channelizing Mandakni and Saraswati rivers and took expert advice for construction of safety walls behind the temple.
After the meeting, CM Harish Rawat said, "The reconstruction work in Kedarnath will continue till January 15. Electricity and phone lines will be made underground. Adequate open space will be left in front and sides of the temple. No construction will be allowed behind the main temple."
BJP leader Ajay Bhatt said people will soon teach them a lesson.
Meeting at Kedarnath was moreover a pleasure tour to minister of Uttarakhand as the Cabinet session failed to address many serious issues related to the Kedarnath disaster.