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Kedarnath yatra remains suspended

Last Updated: Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 00:52

Dehradun: The yatra to Himalayan shrine of
Kedarnath in Rudraprayag district remained suspended for sixth
consecutive day on Wednesday due to the ongoing repair work on the
14-km long trek route damaged by the landslides.

Official sources said the yatra is disrupted as the
repair work on the damaged Gaurikund-Kedarnath trek is still
going on.

The PWD is making efforts to resume the movement of
pilgrims on trek which is blocked since Friday when landslides
hit the trek damaging it. However, they said, it might take a
couple of days more to make the trek fit for movement of
The alternative trek route to Kedarnath is very
narrow making it dangerous for pilgrims to use it, they added.
Kedarnath, which is among the four Himalayan shrines
collectively known as Chardham, is situated at a height of
3581 meter in Garhwal Himalayas. The shrine is dedicated to
Lord Shiva.


First Published: Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 00:52
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