Uttarakhand Chardham Yatra: The doors of Kedarnath Dham will be closed on November 6. At the same time, the doors of Badrinath Dham will also be closed on November 20. The Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board gave this information on Friday.
At the same time, due to heavy rains, the administration had stopped the Chardham Yatra. After the opening of the season, once again, the Chardham Yatra has been started. The yatra has gained momentum as soon as the weather becomes normal. Kedarnath Dham Yatra has also begun from Wednesday. After two days, the heli service has started for Kedarnath Dham more quickly as the weather clears after two days.
Helicopters of seven heli companies took off from Guptkashi, Sirsi and Phata helipads last Wednesday. Passengers who had booked heli tickets on October 18 and 19. First, they were sent to Kedarnath. So far, about 14 thousand pilgrims have visited Kedarnath by helicopter.
If the weather was kind, then Chardham Yatra started again
After heavy rains, the weather in Uttarakhand has been kind, then once again, the Chardham Yatra has begun. As soon as the weather opens in the state, the pilgrimage to Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri has been resumed. The Meteorological Department had warned of heavy rain in the state from October 17 to 19.
After this warning, the Chardham Yatra was temporarily stopped on October 18, given the safety of the pilgrims. On Wednesday, 4475 devotees visited Kedarnath Dham, 1433 in Gangotri Dham and 2444 in Yamunotri Dham. In this way, a total of 8,352 pilgrims visited Chardham.
64 killed so far due to heavy rain-landslide
Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducted an aerial survey of the rain-affected areas of Uttarakhand on Thursday. Home Minister Amit Shah, who returned after doing an aerial survey of the affected areas, interacted with the media in Dehradun.
Home Minister Amit Shah informed that 64 people had died so far in heavy rains and landslides. So far, more than 11 people are missing. Roads have been fully opened in Nainital, Almora, Haldwani. Apart from this, the power stations are ready to resume operations soon.