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Restoration work on alternative route to Kedarnath in full swing

In order to prevent the recurring Kedarnath highway impasse that resulted after the 2013 flash floods, the administration is working in full swing to build up the alternative route to Kedarnath via Tehri Garhwal.

Tehri route was used to send relief and transport to pilgrims stuck in the disaster.

In the recent meeting of CM with officials, Rawat laid emphasis on sustaining the Kedarnath route via Tehri. The road is in bad shape full of potholes.

The administration has been ordered to wind up Rishikesh-Kirtinagar road as soon as possible.

The Char Dham Yatra is set to kick off soon and the government wants all arrangements to done before it — particularly the roads that connect Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri from Rishikesh.

CM told the officials that the work on the alternate route from Vittal Ashram near Rishikesh must also be carried out.

The irrigation department will carry out the work of building retaining walls in the sliding zones areas that falls along the national highways. Earth moving machines would also be stationed near the zones where incidents of landslides are frequent, said the government sources.

Officials stated that CM has asked Rudraprayag DM to pay special attention to routes from Rudraprayag to Sonprayag.

The approval for releasing Rs 4 crore to repair Herbertpur-Yamunotri route has also been given green signal.

Besides, the Uttarkashi district magistrate has been asked to hold inspection of roads with the officers of PWD.

For an immediate emergency help, the Uttarkashi district administration has been asked to identify areas near Harsil and Barkot, where the teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) will be deployed.

Apparantly, the large number of Sikh pilgrims to be present in Hemkund Sahib in Chamoli district, the officials have tightened their belts to get the road reconstructed till Gurudwara Sahib.

News Src : Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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Published Date: March 20, 2015
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