`Chardham` yatra suspended due to rains

The `Chardham` yatra in Garhwal Himalayas was temporarily suspended on Saturday due to inclement weather and landslides.

Dehra Dun: The `Chardham` yatra in Garhwal Himalayas was temporarily suspended on Saturday due to inclement weather and landslides triggered by incessant rains along the
yatra route.

Landslides struck a number of places leading to the four shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, forcing the administration to halt the pilgrimage, official
sources said, adding hundreds of pilgrims were stranded in the area.

The pilgrimage to the revered shrine of Badrinath was suspended by the administration after landslides occurred near Lambagad this morning.

Rishikesh-Gangotri highway was also affected by landslides at Gangnani blocking movement of traffic, they said.

Efforts are on to remove the debris from the roads and personnel of Border Road Organisation (BRO) have been deployed to clear them and open for vehicular traffic.

The Uttarakhand government has issued an alert following heavy rains in the state for the past four days that left 10 people, including two women, dead and triggered a series of landslides.

PTI

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