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Uttarakhand : Char Dham Yatra temporarily halted due to heavy rain

Heavy rains are also expected in the Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand on July 7

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 07th 2024 11:04 AM
Uttarakhand : Char Dham Yatra temporarily halted due to heavy rain

Uttarakhand : Char Dham Yatra temporarily halted due to heavy rain

Char Dham Yatra temporarily halted  : Due to relentless and incessant rainfall in Uttarakhand, the ongoing Char Dham Yatra has been temporarily suspended in Uttarakhand on Sunday due to the heavy rain alert. 

Garhwal Divisional Commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey issued an order on Saturday night advising pilgrims travelling towards the temples to refrain from continuing their journey and stay put where they are. 


He appealed to pilgrims not to proceed beyond Rishikesh due to anticipated heavy rainfall and landslides forecasted by the weather department.

The Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority issued an advisory to all pilgrims, deciding to halt the Yatra to ensure the safety of pilgrims.

The Meteorological Centre in Uttarakhand has predicted heavy rainfall over several parts of the state until July 10.

The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in many places, with extremely heavy rainfall in isolated areas in the Kumaon region. Heavy rains are also expected in the Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Pauri districts of Uttarakhand on July 7.

The weather report also predicts heavy rains in the Dehradun, Tehri, Haridwar, and Uttarkashi districts on Sunday.

Notably, the Char Dham Yatra consists of the four holy shrines: Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. 

- With inputs from agencies

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