Gangotri Dham Yatra stopped for a dayThe district administration has banned the Gangotri Yatra till Sunday evening due to the frequent landslides near Helgugad and the Yellow Alert of heavy rain. The Gangotri Yatra was stalled for the whole day on Saturday also due to the closure of the road. SP Arpan Yaduvanshi told reporters on Saturday morning that Gangotri Highway is closed due to continuous landslides near Helgugad. A yellow alert has been issued by the Meteorological Department for the next few days. In view of this, it was decided to stop the yatra on Saturday and Sunday.He said that the movement on Gangotri Highway was closed for the whole day on Saturday. SDM Bhatwadi Chatar Singh Chauhan said that after taking feedback from the police and BRO, the decision has been taken regarding the yatra. Meanwhile, thousands of travelers have stayed in hotels etc. waiting to visit Gangotri Dham at district headquarters Uttarkashi and nearby places. However, some passengers have returned after hearing the news of the commencement of the journey after two days.
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