Army begins work on new route to Kedarnath Shrine

Lucknow: Army’s Central Command has started work to open a new 20-km route to Kedarnath Valley.

After much difficulty, the teams successfully established a crossing over the Vasuki Ganga at Sonprayag on Wednesday. The leading team comprising 21 persons, including four officers, crossed the river and reached Gomkara and camped there for the night at an altitude of approximately 13,000 feet.

Another team with logistical support on Thursday crossed the river at Sonprayag and is now moving on the route opened by the leading team, it said. This team will establish a staging area in Gomkara.

The new route is likely to follow the Sonprayag-Gomkar-Dev Vishnu-Dhungaj Giri-Kedarnath alignment and will be approximately 20km in length, passing an altitude of over 13,000 feet.

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