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In Uttarakhand, Kedarnath Yatra has been suspended for two days by Rudraprayag district administration as motorable bridge connecting to Kedarnath at Sonprayag collapsed due to landslide and heavy rain. In view of safety reasons pilgrims are not being allowed to go beyond Sonprayag. According to Rudraprayag district administration 550 pilgrims have been stopped at different places between Gaurikund to Kedarnath.
All necessary arrangements including Boarding and lodging are being provided by the administration. The pilgrimage to Badrinath and Hemkund sahib has also been made to halt at safer places. The Yatra would resume as soon as the rain stops. Meanwhile the national highways leading to Badrinath and Gangotri have been blocked at many places following landsides. In Pithoragarh district national highway Tanakpur-Tawagaht and Thal-Munsyari motor road has been blocked due to landslide triggered by heavy rains The BRO personnel have been pressed into service to remove the debris. The water level of several rivers in the state has also risen. The reports of sweeping away of temporary foot bridges in Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Pithoragarh districts have also been reported. The district authorities have advised the people living in low lying areas near the rivers to move to safer places.