Gurgaon, Haryana: Uttarakhand Government has issued a heavy rain warning in various parts, including the busy routes of Char Dham Yatra.
With the onset of monsoon, the weather department has predicted higher chances of heavy rain hitting the state. Following that the Uttarakhand government has issued a warning of incessant rain. During the 2013 torrential rains and flash flood, resulted in severe disaster taking thousand lives. Uttarakhand a hilly state in the Northern part of India is known for its soaring mountains and exquisite landscape. Also known as Dev Bhumi (Abode of Lords), is also home to many vital Hindu Pilgrimages.
The revered Charm Dham Yatra which takes place during the month of June and August is also the season when the state received heavy rain. During these months pilgrimage throng the state for the revered Charm Dham Yatra, which constitute of four destinations Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. All of these pilgrimage places are located at a higher altitude receiving heavy rainfall and many time resulting in dangerous flash floods. Due to the hostile weather condition the authority does not want the repetition of the 2013 flash floods. The authorities are taking every necessary step to avoid the havoc caused by the rains. The rain will certainly have negative effects on the Uttarakhand holiday packages.
Surender Kumar, Media in charge of Chief Minister Office said, places like Pauri Garhwal, Almora, Nainital and Udham Singh have been predicted 160mm rainfall. People has been warned to take necessary safety precautions. Furthermore, the official of Chamauli, Rudraprayag Tehri, Pauri and Uttarkashi districts have been directed to take all the vital steps to ensure the safety of pilgrimages and tourists, said Mr. Kumar. The state hailed for its several tourist attractions is visited by hordes of tourists and adventure annually.
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