September 6, 2013 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Patiala, Punjab (September 06, 2013): It is learnt from the media reports that the yatra of Hemkunt Sahib is likely to resume by later this month if the situation improves at the ground.
“The Shri Hemkunt Sahib Management Trust (SHSMT) and the Uttarakhand government have been contemplating to resume the yatra for a limited period of 10 to 15 days,” vice-chairman of the trust Narinderjit Singh Bindra reportedly told PTI over phone.
According to news reported at India TV News’ website: “[c]laiming that incessant rains have been delaying restoration work,Bindra said he would accompany Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna to the spot next week to take stock of the situation and take a final call on the yatra”.
“Private helicopters could be pressed into service for the yatra so that pilgrims could pay their obeisance, he said, adding the temporary bridge over the Alaknanda river at Gobind Ghat had been constructed and the trek route thereon re-levelled for pedestrians” the news reads further.
It is notable that the yatra was stopped in June 2013 after flash floods created havoc in the hilly areas of the state.
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