Roads connecting Kedarnath shrine to be restored by September


DELHI 
Nearly a month after floods ravaged several parts of Uttarakhand, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is working towards re-linking the state with the rest of the country and is hopeful of providing full connectivity to the Kedarnath shrine by September.

“The restoration work has started but there are stretches where the entire road has been washed out, where we have to build new roads. This may go beyond one or two months,” Road Minister Oscar Fernandes said here.

Exuding confidence Fernandes said “by September, we will be able to restore connectivity to the (Kedarnath) shrine”.

Heavy monsoon rains wreaked havoc in the hill states of Uttarakhand on June 16 and 17, with thousands of people affected and several hundreds dead. Himachal Pradesh was also hit by floods due to rains.

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