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Kedar yatra halted for 2nd day in a row due to bad weather

Dehradun: The Kedarnath yatra was disrupted for the second day in a row due to incessant rainfall on Tuesday. "The pilgrimage was halted at 9:45 am. Pilgrims were stopped at different places on the route due to rainfall and bad weather," said NK Rajwar, Rudraprayag district disaster management officer. Like on Monday, helicopter services were also suspected due to foggy conditions, according to the District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC).
As many as 10,470 pilgrims had started the 16-km-long trek from Gaurikund before the yatra was stopped, according to Rajwar.
The pilgrimage was halted temporarily on Monday well after the hills surrounding the Kedar valley received snowfall. The regional meteorological center had issued an orange alert for rain and thunderstorms in the hills of Uttarakhand on May 23 and 24. Subsequently, authorities had requested pilgrims to postpone the yatra for a couple of days, till the bad weather subsides.
Nearly 9.27 lakh pilgrims have completed their Char Dham Yatra since the portals of the shrines were thrown open for devotees earlier this month. A maximum of 3,12,732 pilgrims visited Kedarnath, followed by 2,99,552 in Badrinath, 1,82,677 in Gangotri, and 1,32,870 in Yamunotri.

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