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Heavy downpour halted Char Dham routes

Heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand has hindered progress of Char Dham Yatra, especially in Kedarnath and Badrinath. Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri highways are blocked due to landslide. But enthusiasm and faith of Kedarnath pilgrims remains firm, they continued their Yatra on foot to visit the shrine. On the contrary, no major adverse incident has been witnessed so far. On the other side the route of Kedarnath and Hemkund Sahib are smooth. But due to heavy rainfall which occured last night, Badrinath highway is hurdle near Methana due to spoilage.

In Gangotri Highway near Ratudi Serra, Barthi taxing, Laldang, Malla has to be hindered by landslip, while the Yamunotri and Hanuman Chatty and Foolcatty near National Highway is closed. Team of BRO and National Highway starts the work of restoration. In Rudraprayag district, the weather is clear. Today 162 passengers sailed from Sonprayag for Kedarnath Dham and from Govindghat 125 passengers were sailed to Hemkund Sahib. Meanwhile, in terms of the Kumaon Mandal Almora, Champawat, Udham Singh Nagar and Haldwani the downpour continues.

News Src : Jagran, Dehradun

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Published Date: July 23, 2015
Last Updated On: July 24, 2015
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Altitude: 3048 mts
District: Uttarkashi
State: Uttarakhand
Famous for: Origin of River Ganga
Best Season: April to Jun, Sep to Nov
Pincode: 249137
STD code: 01381
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