Kedarnath shrine to be reopened on May 4

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Kedarnath shrine to be reopened on May 4
Dehradun, Feb 28: The Kedarnath shrine, which was destroyed by a natural disaster last year, is set to reopen for the public on May 4.

However, the authorities added that visiting the holy temple situated at a height of 3,581 metres in Rudraprayag district will be a tough task as the reconstruction work is still not complete.

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The pilgrims begin journey from Rudraprayag and drive 70- km to reach Sonprayag. From there, they will have to make another gruelling journey to reach Gaurikund from where it is an arduous trek to reach the temple.

The state government has set April 14 as the deadline for the Border Road Organisation ( BRO) to complete repair work on roads leading to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, the four major tourist spots which were

According to sources, the construction work is delayed due to many reasons like manpower crunch. Also, the BRO says that it is extremely difficult to work as the conditions are challenging. The BRO is presently busy making inroads on a 300- metre rocky stretch near Sonprayag.

Around 500 labourers from Jharkhand did not return after last year's floods. Still others have since started working with private contractors.

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