The team of the State Disaster Counter-Terror Team (SDRF) has left for bringing the legendary walkways, Sanjivani for the stranded passengers during Kedarnath disaster.
The ten-member team, equipped with the Global Positioning System (GPS), will first find the paths of Baba Kedarnath and Badrinath. During this time, the team will assess the oddity of the legendary path and capture the beauty of nature in the camera and also prepare its ground report. The purpose of this exercise is to create an alternative road in the event of a disaster, besides promoting tourism. SDRF commander, Tripti Bhatt said that before the opening of the kapat (gateway), the team will reach Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham walking on the legendary path.
Decades ago when there were no roads, then the Chardham journey was done by the Kali Kamli Math on the walkways along the banks of the river. But the existence of the path ended with the ignorance of landslides and travel routes from time to time. During the Kedarnath disaster in the year 2013, the SDRF was restored and the pilgrims stranded through these routes were safely evacuated. However, finding centuries-old walking routes from Rishikesh to Badrinath and Kedarnath is no less than a challenge.
A 10-member team of SDRF has taken the lead to overcome this challenge. This group has left the road on foot from Laxman Jhula of Rishikesh. It is being done under Inspector Sanjay’s leadership. The group also includes two women. SDRF commander Tripti Bhatt is in constant touch with the team. This team of SDRF will observe the status of the mythical path and also record the temples, Dharamshalas, cliffs, etc. on the way. This group will be divided in Rudraprayag. Five-five members will leave for Kedarnath and Badrinath.
The main purpose of the trip is to restore the Shankaracharya rocks to organize in Chardhams’ walkways, develop the trek routes, and promote tourism in alternate routes along with the odd conditions.
– Ashok Kumar, Member of the Director General of Police Law and Order Management
In the SDRF team, Inspector Sanjay Upreti, Fireman Roshan Kothari, Fireman Nitesh Khetwal, Women Constable Rekha Nayak, Preeti Mall, Constable Digambar, Deepak Pant, Rajesh Kumar, Deepak Negi, Lakshman Singh, Mahesh Chandra Chandra, Technician Ankit Pal, Paramedics Sanjay Chauhan, and Mukesh Singh is included.
How many days will take to travel
According to an estimate, the distance of Kedarnath Dham from Rishikesh is 250 to 280 km, while the distance from Badrinath is close to 300 km. In this case, the team of SDRF will travel 25 to 30 kilometers daily. In this regard, before the Char Dham Yatra, starting on May 7, the team will reach Kedarnath and Badrinath. Read more posts…