India / Char Dham Yatra resumes to Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri

Zoom News : Oct 22, 2021, 08:49 AM
Dehradun: As the weather in Uttarakhand improved, the pilgrimage to the Himalayan temples of Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri resumed on Wednesday, the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board confirmed.

The pilgrimage to Badrinath temple remains halted as the road eading to the Mandir is yet to be repaired. The road is expected to be opened for the public today.

As the weather is clear, the helicopter service to Kedarnath is set to resume from Friday.

According to Char Dham Devasthanam Board, no rainfall is occurring over the Kedarnath Dham, Badrinath Dham, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham, but the chill is there. The Board informed that there are some clouds in the Badrinath temple area.

"The pilgrimage to Badrinath temple is yet to resume as Pipalkoti-Joshinath-Badrinath stretch of the national highway remained blocked at several places due to landslides," Chardham Devasthanam Board Media incharge Harish Gaud said.

Former Uttarakhand chief minister and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari visited Kedarnath on Wednesday.

Following incessant rainfall, Char Dham yatra was temporarily halted on October 18.

Uttarakhand rains: At least 52 dead

The death toll in the rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand increased to 52. The incessant rains since October 17 night triggered floods that washed away bridges and caused landslides.

Electricity supply and telephone connections have been badly hit by the torrential rains.

The Haldwani and Kaladhungi roads have been opened partially, while the Haldwani-Nainital national highway is open for light vehicles.