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Heavy rains continue in Uttarakhand

Several hectares of agriculture land has been flooded after a cloud burst in Uttarkashi

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Publish Date: Aug 13 2016 1:34PM | Updated Date: Aug 13 2016 1:34PM

Heavy rains continue in Uttarakhand

 Heavy rains continued in Uttarakhand damaging the trek to Kedarnath, authorities have said on Saturday.

 
Rudraprayag District Magistrate Raghav Langar informed media persons that repair work is in progress and the trek is likely to be opened for pilgrims by Monday. 
 
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel have been pressed into service to take pilgrims of the Chaar Dhaam Yatra from Kedarnath and Linchauli to Soneprayag.
 
Several hectares of agriculture land has been flooded after a cloud burst in Uttarkashi. 
 
Ganga river in Haridwar is reaching anger mark. People living in the low lying areas and on the banks of Ganga have been asked to move out to safer places.
 
The overnight rains in Uttarkashi region have forced residents in Muradi, Devlasari and Naugaon villages to move to higher places as the seasonal rivers in these areas are in spate and threaten to flood the villages.