Mussoorie: Following clearance from the state wildlife board, the Uttarakhand government will reopen the historic pilgrim route to the Kedarnath temple from Gaurikund in the Rudraprayag district through Rambara, authorities said on Tuesday. The Public Works Department has been instructed to expedite the land transfer process so that the old track from Gaurikund to Kedarnath via Rambara can be revived for pilgrims, according to state tourism minister Satpal Maharaj. "A preliminary survey of the area for construction on the route is complete," he added. At a height of over 4,600 metres and halfway along the gruelling 14-kilometer journey from Gaurikund to Kedarnath, Rambara was washed away by the 2013 cloudburst and following floods that took 6,000 lives. The officials opened a different route to get there.Kedarnath, one of the Char Dham yatra's four shrines.The traditional Kedarnath path will get under way during the current yatra season, according to Maharaj.Inder Singh Negi, divisional forest officer at Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, stated that the project had been cleared by the state wildlife board and that construction will begin following the land transfer procedure. Inside the sanctuary is where the shrine is. The survey and identification of the necessary construction work have been finished, according to Praveen Kumar, executive engineer for PWD, Rudraprayag. The proposal has been delivered to the Dehradun-based nodal official for the forest department.
He said, "The PWD has got 10 crore for the job." As an alternative to the Kedarnath Trail, which was constructed in the wake of the 2013 tragedy, the conventional path will be taken. The mule and horse operation will also be moved along this path, according to authorities. In March 2014, a new path to Kedarnath was created on the left side of the Mandakini River; nevertheless, it was more challenging than the earlier route because of hairpin twists and a steep climb all the way up to Lincholi. The ancient path would join Garud Chatti from both ends once it is finished, according to Mahesh Sharma, a resident of Sonprayag, which is located before Gourikund. It is the last resting place, Garud Chatti prior to arriving to the Kedarnath valley.
Uttarakhand To Reopen Gaurikund Route To Kedarnath Shrine Via Rambara
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