Uttarakhand, a most sought after and beautiful place in India has been lately hit by worst natural disasters till now. As a result, the famous Char Dham Yatra was stopped immediately in the rouse of nature’s fury slaughtering tons of folks and making many more missing. After the huge floods, numerous people became homeless. And it is difficult to estimate the number of people who died in deluge. According to the reports, if the Yatra wouldn’t open for the next three years, the locals whose only source of revenue is the wages during the Chardham Yatra will lose their business, left with sole option of relocation.
However among so many news of Uttarakhand that came, one is of Char Dham Yatra beginning again without Kedarnath Temple by 30 September. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Vijay Bahuguna broke the news in an interview on 10th July 2013. Since the roads leading to the most celebrated shrines got swept in heavy floods, Government is making efforts to scout alternate road links to the temples.
In addition to this, many protective steps will be taken to prevent if same calamity recurs in any case. It is decided to keep a track of the pilgrims – Indian as well as foreigners. Moreover, this time efforts will be made to handle things thoroughly and systematically.
On the other side, the Kedarnath, approx 1000 years old shrine where pilgrims bore the force of the deluge vehemence has been badly affected. There is a lot of wreckage to clear and road connecting the shrine is still not ready. Thus, to open this shrine for worship will take a long time. According to Vijay Bahugana, they will have people working under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act on building the paths.