Badrinath highway reopens for traffic

Last Updated: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 15:45

Dehra Dun: The Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway was reopened on Monday after remaining blocked for a day due to landslides.

The highway was closed at Mandia village yesterday but
the debris were cleared today and traffic was allowed to move,
official sources said.

However, the road leading to Kedarnath shrine was hit by
fresh landslides in Rudraprayag district, blocking vehicular
traffic, they said, adding that efforts were on to clear the
debris and reopen the road.

The national highways leading to the two other Himalayan
shrines of Gangotri and Yamunotri are open for yatra, the
sources said.

Meanwhile, the weather remained largely dry in most parts
of Uttarakhand with overcast sky in some areas, the Met office
said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 15:45

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