Snow will be removed from Kedarnath Walk by March 31. Doors will open on May 6.
The doors of the world famous Kedarnath Dham will be opened for the devotees on May 6. Up to five and a half kilometers of snow has been removed from Gaurikand-Kedarnath walkway so far. While four and a half kilometers of road has yet to be cleared of snow. Snow removal from Kedarnath walkway is in progress. So far, the snow removal work has been completed up to Kabir Gadire. Now the work of removing snow from the four and a half kilometer road to Kedarnath temple remains. 150 workers are engaged in clearing snow and building footpaths. According to the district administration, snow will be removed from Kedarnath walkway by March 31. Snow removal from the Kedarnath walkway has been underway since February 28 under the supervision of the District Disaster Management Authority.
About seven feet of snow-covered road to Lincoln
DDMA LND CEO Parveen Karnawal said that the team would clear the snow and reach Kedarnath by March 31. On the other hand, on the direction of District Magistrate Manoj Goel, District Disaster Management Officer NS Rajwar also inspected the Kedarnath Walkway on Monday. He said about seven feet of snow had been cut to make way for Lincholi. The way forward is even more difficult.
The campaign continues
More than 150 workers are clearing snow. So far, snow has been removed on foot from Lincholi to Kabir Gadira, 1.5 km away. Up to one meter of snow is currently being removed from the walkway, so that the survey team can move with horses and mules. After this the team of laborers will move towards Gori Kand again. By removing the snow from Kedarnath the Kedarnath walkway can be made about three meters wide. District Disaster Management Authority Engineer Parveen Karnawal said that one meter wide road from Gaurikand to Kedarnath would be constructed by March 31 by removing snow from the sidewalk.