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Kedarnath-Gangotri yatra to resume soon

Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna on Sunday announced that Kedarnath <a in_rurl="http://i.txtsrving.info/click?v=SU46NTA1Njg6NjY4OnlhdHJhOjJiMjljZmYzNDcwZjFiNzQ1OWZiOTQxNmMwZGQyYWM4OnotMTQ5OS0zMTAxNjM6bWlsbGVubml1bXBvc3QuaW46OTg4OTI6NTM0MmRlMjA5ZmNmNTNlZTU3ZGViZjJjODRiNDlmZmU6ZDBkZTJhNDI0MzkwNDU5Yzg0NjZmNTBkZGNkYTBkMTM" href="#" style="text-decoration:underline" title="Click to Continue > by saveshare">yatra would re-start in the month of October. ‘Only selected and medically fit pilgrims would be allowed to visit holy shrine Kedarnath temple,’ the chief minister added.

The state chief minister further added that Gangotri pilgrimage would also be resumed for the pilgrims, which would provide relief to local traders, transport operators, hoteliers and pony-owners.

The Rishikesh-Kedarnath route is obstructed at several points and only Sonprayag is approachable by roads, and from there one can reach the shrine only by foot. The most-awaited project of connecting Gaurikund and Kedarnath by ropeway is still a distant dream. It is not yet clear that whether the Kedarnath pilgrimage will re-start via motor road or by chopper service. However, the final decision would be taken during a high-level meeting slated to be Dehradun on 30 September.

Two months ago, the state government had instructed the Border Roads Organization (BRO) to repair all roads leading to all pilgrim centres by 30 September so that Char Dham <a in_rurl="http://i.txtsrving.info/click?v=SU46NTA1Njg6NjY4OnlhdHJhOjEwZjBjMjUyZDZlNThhNWUwNWZjOTk3MTY2NDU5ZGVjOnotMTQ5OS0zMTAxNjM6bWlsbGVubml1bXBvc3QuaW46OTg4OTI6NTM0MmRlMjA5ZmNmNTNlZTU3ZGViZjJjODRiNDlmZmU6MGRiNjg0MWM0OWRhNDEyNThlMDI0ZTU1MDJhNWQ1OWU" href="#" style="text-decoration:underline" title="Click to Continue > by saveshare">yatra could be resumed in the first week of October.
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