Heavy snowfall halts reconstruction work at Kedarpuri

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New Delhi : The reconstruction work at Uttarakhand’s Kedarpuri has been suspended for the next 10 days due to heavy snowfall at the Himalayan shrine, a senior official said on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been closely monitoring the reconstruction work at the famed temple which was hit by flash floods in 2013.

Nearly 7-8 feet thick layer of snow has accumulated in the area following heavy snowfall at the Himalayan shrine over the past few days, making it impossible to continue the reconstruction work, Rudraprayag District Magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal said.

Heavy snowfall in the area has also damaged some huts of the Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, some electric poles and transformers in the area, affecting power supply to the shrine, he said.

“It has been decided to suspend all work there for at least 10 days,” the DM said, adding it will be resumed after the specified period depending on the weather.

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