New Delhi. 05 July 2016. Border Roads Organization (BRO) opened the Badrinath Dham Yatra axis in Uttarakhand within four days. Large scale slides occurred between Nandprayag and Chamoli on 01 July 2016 due to incessant rain and cloud burst causing damage to life and property.
The National Highway connecting Rudraparayag-Joshimath-Mana, the main axis for the Yatra, was covered with numerous landslides and boulders which rolled down on NH-7, disrupting complete movement of traffic, stranding pilgrims and locals on both sides.
The BRO has been in the forefront of Disaster Management in India. The organisation has displayed its preparedness, professional acumen and responsiveness during all national calamities.
The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat expressed his satisfaction for the challenging task done by BRO in keeping the entire Yatra axis open despite challenging weather conditions.