Kedarnath Yatra has been stopped for the time being amid Orange Alert. The Kedarnath Yatra has been temporarily halted amid high rain alert and continuous rain since Monday morning, said the police, adding that the devotees have been asked not to hike to the temple and to return to their hotels. After incessant rain since morning, the walking tour of the devotees has been stopped and appeals are being made to return to their hotels. CO, Rudraprayag Pramod Kumar gave this information. He said that for now do not go to the temple and be safe. Also, the walking tour has been stopped.
As heavy rainfall engulfs the northern part of India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert on 24 and 25 May for Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. The northern Hills have been put on alert for heavy rainfall. An orange alert is issued when there is isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall consecutively for three days.
Let us inform you that till Sunday, more than eight lakh 60 thousand devotees have visited Chardham. At the same time, online registration is being done on the prescribed number, as well as arrangements have been made for offline registration for people who are not able to register online.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has appealed to the devotees to visit the Char Dham only when they are completely healthy. Let us inform you that so far around 60 deaths have taken place in Chardham.
District disaster management officer NK Rajwar said due to the heavy rain, the pilgrims, who have arrived in Ukhimath, Sonprayag, and Gaurikund, were asked to stay there until further announcement as winds, thunderstorms and lightning pose a risk to them on their way to Kedarnath.
The India Meteorological Department, in its special forecast for the Char Dham area, has issued an alert for thunderstorms with hail and lightning till 8.30 am on Tuesday. It also issued an alert of high-velocity winds in the range of 70-80 km per hour. Uttarakhand separately reported 10.7 mm of rainfall between 8.30 am Sunday to 8.30 am Monday.
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