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Kedarnath Yatra halted as heavy rains immediate orange alert; pilgrims requested to return

The temperature in Kedarnath dropped on Monday as a consequence of snowfall, as per authorities

File picture of Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand. PTI

The Kedarnath Yatra has been halted as heavy rains wrecked havoc in Uttarakhand on Monday, as per authorities. An orange alert has additionally been issued within the state.

According to a report by Indian Express, as a consequence of tough Weather Conditions , the pilgrims strolling their approach as much as the Kedarnath shrine had been stopped and requested to return to their accommodations. Helicopter providers have additionally been discontinued as of now.

“After the orange alert and incessant rain since morning, we have stopped devotees on foot and have been urging them to return to their hotels… Do not hike to the temple for now and stay safe,” information company ANI quoted Rudraprayag CO Pramod Kumar as saying. “An orange alert is on for tomorrow as well. We have stopped around 5,000 people from Guptkashi. Heli services are also closed for now,” Kumar added.

According to the climate division, an extra-tropical climate system approaching from north Pakistan led to formation of rain-bearing clouds that introduced showers to elements of Uttarakhand, together with Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Himachal Pradesh early on Monday. Several locations in Uttarakhand additionally skilled thunderstorms, Indian Express mentioned in a report.

According to the report by ANI, authorities mentioned that the Temperature in Kedarnath dropped on Monday as a consequence of snowfall. There was excessive chilly within the space. The snowfall had began final night and other people had been seen taking refuge beneath umbrellas. Reportedly, the hills round Baba Kedarnath temple seemed white and unstained as a consequence of snowfall. Despite the bitter chilly, numerous pilgrims had been current for darshan on Monday.

The Chardham yatra started with the opening of Gangotri and Yamunotri portals for devotees on 3 May, on the event of Akshay Tritiya within the presence of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. While Kedarnath re-opened on 6 May, the doorways of Badrinath opened on 8 May, ANI mentioned.

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