The rain on Monday washed away a road near Lambagad leading to the Badrinath shrine and it will take some time to repair it, officials informed.

At least 83 pilgrims have been stopped at Pandukeshwar and Joshimath while 65 pilgrims were stranded in Badrinath. As amny as 131 pilgrims have returned after visiting the shrine on Monday, officials said.

District officials infomred that the yatra would only resume after the reconstruction of the road.

Traffic in many parts of the state has been disrupted after heavy rains for the past two days.

Kedarnath Yatra is also suspended and is likely to be re-opened only after the clearance from the Met department, said officials.

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