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Rains continue to suspend Chardham yatra

delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2011 00:05 IST

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The Chardham yatra comprising pilgrimage to four Himalayan shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri on Wednesday continued to remain suspended as due to fresh landslides triggered by rains in Uttarakhand.

The landslides blocked the national highways leading to these shrines, leaving hundreds of pilgrims stranded, officials said.

While yatra to Gangotri remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day today, roads leading to Badrinath and Yamunotri have been closed since Tuesday, they said.

Rishikesh-Kedarnath road was closed on Wednesday after boulders continued to fall from a landslide-prone hill at Sirobagar area, they said.

Rishikesh-Gangotri highway, which was hit by landslides at Sainj, Helkugad and Netala in Uttarkashi district, could not be reopened Wednesday.

Rishikesh-Badrinath and Rishikesh-Yamunotri highway that were hit by landslides at Govindghat and Chhatanga area respectively have also not been cleared so far.