The Kedarnath Dham yatra resumed after weather conditions improved in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand on Tuesday morning.
Ashok Kumar, director general of the Uttarakhand Police, told ANI, “As the weather conditions have improved, pilgrims are allowed to visit the Kedarnath Dham,” said DGP Ashok Kumar.
Earlier, Char Dham Yatris were stopped at several places and Badrinath Yatris on the way to Kedarnath Dham was stopped at Srinagar Garhwal as per weather department instructions.
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According to the police, pilgrims with prior registration of travel and hotel bookings are allowed to move to Rudraprayag, while others were stopped in Srinagar.
“In view of the Yatra, the entire district has been divided into five sectors in which officers of the rank of sub-inspectors have been deployed who will take care of the traffic system. In addition, Circle Officer has been appointed as a zonal officer,” SP Dobhal said.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for heavy snow and rain in Kedarnath and Badrinath areas for the next seven days.
In view of this, security has been tightened in several places, the police said.
On Tuesday morning, the doors of Kedarnath Dham opened to pilgrims.
Prior to the opening of one of the holiest pilgrimage sites in the country, Lord Shiva’s abode was decorated with 20 quintals of flowers.
Meanwhile, the first batch of pilgrims left Haridwar for the Char Dham Yatra on Saturday.
The Yatra started from Yamunotri Dham on the auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya.
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