Sporadic landslides disrupt pilgrimage to Badrinath

Dehradun: Sporadic landslides on Saturday disrupted the pilgrimage to Badrinath shrine and caused inconvenience to commuters and tourists going to Chamoli and Rudraprayag, official sources said.

The Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway was completely closed on Wednesday and Thursday due to sporadic landslides which caused heavy inconvenience to the commuters, they said, adding that the landslides were still occurring.

The local people are struggling with shortage of food, fuel and medical supplies leading to rise in the prices of essential commodities because of the disruptions caused by these landslides, the sources added.

They said the locals are demanding that the government build an alternative route to avoid further inconvenience caused to them.