CM reviews ongoing kedarnath re-construction work

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

To review the ongoing reconstruction work at kedarpuri, an ares surrounding of kedarnath temple, chief minsiter Trivendra Singh Rawat along with Chief Secretary visited there on Saturday.

CM asked them to expand the Kedarnath temple’s premise by 16 feet and make use of traditional stone in building of circle around the temple so that pilgrims would get classiness. He said that pilgrims would be provided more facility by next yatra season. For pilgrims you build two separate route between Gaurikund to Kedarnath one each for mule and pedestrians.

He also asked the department concerned that revered shrine sees footfalls of thousands of pilgrims from indigenous and abroad too. It must be seen that the pilgrims do not face inconveniences during the pilgrimage. Separate roads must be built for those going on foot and those riding horses to reach the shrine from Gaurikund.

He also inspected flood safety walls on the banks of Saraswati and Mandakini rivers. At the construction sites, CM also interacted with the labourers and others  about the progress of the works. He also enquired into their health, given the biting cold.  He urged the officers of the departments concerned to see to it that the labourers remain well. “I want you to give special attention to their health,” he said to the officers.

DM, Rudraprayag Mangesh Ghildiyal informed that the ongoing reconstruction works at Kedarnath Dham is being done while keeping the environmental aspects in mind. The sanctity of the shrine are being maintained. Besides, the executive agencies engaged in the reconstruction works have been asked to lay emphasis on improving sanitation behind the temple premises. Stones would not be removed but the ambience should be kept the same to help the pilgrims to walk around it and practice yoga if they wish

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