Minister urges devotees to suspend Char Dham Yatra

Bhopal: Tourism minister Dhamendra Singh Lodhi here on Thursday asks tourists to hold their Char Dham Yatra till the situation comes under control.

Three tourists from the state had lost their lives during the Yatra.

He added that because of more tourists, the roads to Gangotri and Yamunotri were jammed. The road to Kedarnath was also filled with visitors and as a result many visitors are stopped midway.

Several people are stranded because of road jam and are facing various problems. He asked pilgrims/tourists to wait till the situation comes under control.

He also released the helpline numbers for the people of the state, people can call on 011-26772005, 0755-2708055 and 0755-2708059.

He also informed that during the Yatra three pilgrimages had lost their lives. The state government had announced the ex-gratis amount of Rs 4 lakh each to the family.

There were reports of huge chaos during the yatra in BJP ruled Uttarakhand. There is also news of lakhs of devotees of Madhya Pradesh being trapped in it.

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