Uttarakhand

In view of the disaster situation in Uttarakhand, the Chardham Yatra has been postponed for the second day today.

2500 pilgrims stranded on travel routes, rescue teams instructed to keep alert mode for 24 hours

Dehradun. In view of the disaster situation arising in the state due to excessive rains, the government has postponed the Chardham Yatra till Tuesday taking care. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami reviewed the situation in a meeting with high officials and gave instructions in this regard. On this, the government immediately issued orders to postpone the yatra on Monday and Tuesday.
2500 pilgrims have been stopped at various stages of the yatra routes. These include 1500 passengers on Badrinath route and about one thousand passengers on Kedarnath and Madhyameshwar route. The concerned District Magistrates have been ordered to make temporary arrangements for the devotees at suitable places.
In view of the incessant rains, at present the flow of passengers in Char Dham is less than in the last few days, but in the last 24 hours, due to the disruption of traffic due to land erosion and landslides at various places, the passengers are facing difficulties. is facing. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami reviewed the situation with high officials at his official residence on Monday morning.
In view of the weather forecast, the Chief Minister gave instructions to postpone the Chardham Yatra on two days (Monday and Tuesday). He took information from the officials about the ongoing rescue and relief work in the areas affected by the excess rains. Also instructed all the District Magistrates that the district administration and teams engaged in relief and rescue work should be kept on alert mode for 24 hours.
The Chief Minister prayed to God to grant peace to the souls of those killed in the disaster and patience to the bereaved families in Pauri and other districts. He said that SDRF teams are engaged in relief and rescue work in the affected areas. Instructions have been given to provide proper treatment to the injured. The Chief Minister also instructed the officers that wherever there is damage due to excessive rains, compensation should be made available to the affected as soon as possible as per the norms.

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