Published On: Thu, Apr 30th, 2015

Badrinath Highway Blocked, CM orders rapid action

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Issues orders to DM to clear the highway as soon as possible

The state government was in for a rude shock when the first spell of rain showers triggered landslides due to which the Badrinath highway was closed down. Many of the pilgrims who had registered themselves for the yatra had to return due the road blockage shedding light on the promises made by the government before the start of the Chardham Yatra.

A huge boulder fell on the main road near Vishnu prayag leading to closure of the road. The BRO has since been deployed to clear the mess, but the loose rocks in the area are just increasing their work. Minor landslides are triggered in the region which has become the source of a constant headache for the officials. Pilgrims have been asked to stay put in Joshimath and Gopeshwar.

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