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लॉकडाउन के कारण अस्थि विसर्जन पर लगी रोक हटने के बाद हरकी पैड़ी पर करीब डेढ़ महीने से पसरा सन्नाटा टूट गया। पहले दिन चार लोग अपने दिवंगत परिजनों की अस्थियां गंगा में प्रवाहित करने पहुंचे। तीर्थ पुरोहितों ने ब्रह्मकुंड स्थित अस्थि प्रवाह घाट पर अस्थियों का विसर्जन कराया।



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अस्थियों का विसर्जन करने के बाद विसर्जन करने वाले लोगों ने बहियों में अपने नाम भी दर्ज कराए। तीर्थ पुरोहित भी गंगा घाटों पर पहुंचे और मां गंगा की पूजा अर्चना की। मालूम हो कि 22 मार्च को जनता कर्फ्यू और 23 मार्च को प्रदेश सरकार की ओर से लॉकडाउन करने के बाद से ही हरकी पैड़ी सहित गंगा घाटों पर गंगा आरती को छोड़कर सभी कर्मकांड बंद हो गए थे।





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गंगा आरती में भी गिनती के पुरोहित ही शामिल हो पाते थे। अस्थियां विसर्जन नहीं होने पर तमाम राज्यों से शिकायतें आ रही थीं। राज्य की सीमा से ही ऐसे लोगों को वापस भेजा जा रहा था। इसके बाद गंगा सभा और पुरोहितों ने सरकार से अस्थि विसर्जन करने को छूट देने की मांग की थी। बृहस्पतिवार को कैबिनेट की बैठक में अस्थि विसर्जन पर लगी रोक हटाने का निर्णय लिया गया था।




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शुक्रवार को हरकी पैड़ी के अलावा कनखल स्थित अस्थि प्रवाह घाट पर भी कई दिनों बाद कर्मकांड हुए। यहां भी दो परिवार अपने दिवंगत परिजन की अस्थियां प्रवाहित करने आए। गंगा सभा के महामंत्री तन्मय वशिष्ठ ने बताया कि अस्थि विसर्जन के दौरान लॉकडाउन की सभी नियमों का पूरी तरह से पालन किया गया।




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उन्होंने बताया कि अब देशभर से बड़ी संख्या में लोगों के फोन पुरोहितों के पास आ रहे हैं। लोग प्रतिबंध हटने और हरिद्वार आने के बारे में जानकारी ले रहे हैं। उन्होंने उम्मीद जताई कि आने वाले दिनों में सब कुछ पहले की की तरह सामान्य हो जाएगा।



 

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Kailash Mansarovar yatra will now be easier

INDIA Updated: May 09, 2020 00:09 IST
Rahul Singh

Rahul Singh


New Delhi: The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is set to become easier and smoother for pilgrims with the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) completing a key road in Uttarakhand that will cut the travel time for the pilgrimage as people will no longer have to undertake a gruelling trek for it, the defence ministry said on Friday.
Hundreds of pilgrims travel to the 6,638-metre Mount Kailash near Mansarovar Lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region annually in summer with the belief that circumambulating the holy mountain brings good fortune.
The BRO has built the 80-km road from Dharchula to Lipulekh (the gateway to Kailash-Mansarovar) at an altitude ranging from 6000 feet to 17,060 feet to create the shortest route for the Yatra, the ministry said in a statement.
“Now, people can drive up to Lipulekh in vehicles. They will no longer have to trek for five to six days,” said a government official. The new road is an extension of the Pithoragarh-Tawaghat-Ghatiabagarh road.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said the new road link will allow pilgrims to complete the Yatra in just one week compared to two to three weeks it took earlier. He inaugurated the road through video conferencing.
“While combating Covid-19 pandemic, the BRO in Uttarakhand has connected Kailash Mansarovar route to Lipulekh pass at a ht of 17,060 ft; thus providing connectivity to border villages and security forces,” the minister said on Twitter.
“The arduous trek through treacherous high-altitude terrain can now be avoided. At present, the travel to Kailash-Mansarovar takes around two to three weeks through Sikkim or Nepal routes. The Lipulekh route had a trek of 90 km and the elderly yartris faced a lot of difficulties,” the statement said.
The routes through Sikkim and Nepal require the pilgrims to cover 20% of their journey on Indian roads and 80% on Chinese roads. “With the opening of the new road, this ratio has been reversed. Now pilgrims will traverse 84% land journey on Indian roads and only 16% in China,” the defence ministry said.
Singh said with the crucial road link had fulfilled the decades-old dreams and aspirations of local people and pilgrims.
BRO chief Lt Gen Harpal Singh said the construction of the road was a challenging task due to constant snowfall, high altitude, and extremely low temperatures -- factors that restricted the annual working season to five months.
One of the biggest challenges for the BRO was to arrange a large labour force to carry out the construction of key roads and tunnels in far-flung areas as Covid-19 sweeps through the country, as reported by Hindustan Times on April 28.
The BRO’s peak working season extends from May to November. Migrant workers are a key part of the BRO’s workforce involved in building strategic roads, along the country’s northern border with China, scattered across Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, and Himachal Pradesh.

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Kailash Mansarovar yatra becomes easier for pilgrims
The BRO has provided road connectivity from Dharchula to Lipulekh, a stretch of 80 km, at an altitude ranging from 6,000 feet to 17,060 feet.
INDIA Updated: May 08, 2020 14:15 IST
HT Correspondent | Edited by Niyati Singh

HT Correspondent | Edited by Niyati Singh
Hindustan Times, New Delhi


The new road is an extension of Pithoragarh-Tawaghat-Ghatiabagarh road.


The new road is an extension of Pithoragarh-Tawaghat-Ghatiabagarh road.(HT photo)

The Kailash Mansarovar yatra is set to become easier than it’s ever been for pilgrims, with the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) completing a key road in Uttarakhand that will cut travel time drastically as people will no longer have to undertake an arduous trek, a senior government official said on Friday.
The road was inaugurated on Friday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh through video conferencing.
The BRO has provided road connectivity from Dharchula to Lipulekh, a stretch of 80 km, at an altitude ranging from 6,000 feet to 17,060 feet. The new road is an extension of Pithoragarh-Tawaghat-Ghatiabagarh road.
“Lipulekh route had a trek of 90 km through high altitude terrain and the elderly yartris faced lot of difficulties. Now, this yatra will get completed by vehicles. People will no longer have to trek for five to six days,” said the first official cited above.

There are two routes for the yatra --- the route through Lipulekh and another one from Nathu La in Sikkim.
“Delighted to inaugurate the Link Road to Mansarovar Yatra today. The BRO achieved road connectivity from Dharchula to Lipulekh (China Border) known as Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra Route. Also flagged off a convoy of vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji through video conferencing,” defence minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.
Congratulating the BRO, Singh said the organisation had done tremendous work in the recent years in connecting the border areas.

BRO chief Lieutenant General Harpal Singh said the construction of the road was a challenging task due to factors such as heavy snow, high altitude and an annual working season of just five months.



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BRO connects Dharchula to China border! Big cheer for Kailash Mansarovar Yatris – now avoid 90 km trek

By: Huma Siddiqui|
Published: May 8, 2020 2:22:02 PM

Presently the Yatra takes more than three weeks and the passage is through Sikkim or Nepal.


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With the new connection in place, it is a motorable road and the Yatris can go by cars and complete the yatra.
Beating all odds, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has connected Dharchula to Lipulekh (China Border) roads — famously known as Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra Route. Ushering a new era in border area connectivity, the journey time will be reduced considerably and also the difficult trek through treacherous high-altitude the terrain can be avoided.
Presently the Yatra takes more than three weeks and the passage is through Sikkim or Nepal. Just the Lipulekh route had a trek of 90 Km which was through high altitude and this affected the elderly Yatris who had a tough time trekking. With the new connection in place, it is a motorable road and the Yatris can go by cars and complete the yatra.

Says Lt Gen Harpal Singh, DG Border Roads, “Due to constant snowfall, steep rise and fall in temperatures, the construction of the connecting road was delayed. The work was restricted to five months from June to October and this too was hampered as it was time for the movement of the traders. This is the time when traders move for trading with China.” Adding, “There was restriction in construction time and also the flash floods and cloud bursts added to the difficulties faced by the team.”
In the first 20 Km of the stretch there are mountains which have hard rocks and are vertical. Drilling through them, the BRO not only lost many lives but their expensive equipment too was damaged when they fell into Kali Nadi.

According to BRO, despite all odds, in the last two years, BRO increased its output by 20 times. This was possible by using the latest technology and also by creating multiple attack points in the mountains. Helicopters were also used extensively for getting in the heavy equipment and stores. Helicopters were also extensively used to induct hundreds of tons of stores/ equipment into this sector.


More about the Darchula – Lipulekh road
According to BRO it is an extension of Pithoragarh-Tawaghat-Ghatiabagarh road. Originating from Ghatiabagarh, this terminates at Lipulekh Pass, which is considered to be the gateway to Kailash Mansarovar.
It is an 80 Km road and the altitude rises from 6000 feet to 17,060 feet.

The defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday through video conferencing flagged off a convoy of vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji through video conferencing.
With the help of the Uttarakhand administration, this route will not only help the yatris but will make it easy for the traders and the local population to move.
The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has officially inaugurated the 80 km stretch on Friday and expressed his appreciation for the role of BRO which has managed to complete the project in time and made it easy for the Yatris, the local people living in remote areas.


BRO connects Dharchula to China border! Big cheer for Kailash Mansarovar Yatris – now avoid 90 km trek
 

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DAY12: NABHIDHANG TO LIPULEKH PASS TO TAKLAKOT

I shall divide this journey in two parts

Nabhidhang to Lipulekh pass
Lipulekh To Taklakot

Approximate elevation from Nabhidhang till Taklakot

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Nabhidhang to Lipulekh pass

Nabhidhang: 4324 mtrs
Lipulekh Pass: 5334 mtrs
Distance: 9kms
Time taken: 5 hrs


Route profile from Nabhidhang to Lipulekh

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Lipulekh Pass to Taklakot

Lipulekh Pass: 5334 mtrs
Taklakot : 3863 mtrs
Distance from Lipulekh to Taklakot: 19 kms
Time taken: 2 hours by bus


Route profile from Lipulekh to Taklakot
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After Nepal Objects To Link Road For Kailash Mansarovar, India's Reply

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May 9, 2020 10:45 PM

India's Foreign Ministry, replying to Nepal's statement on Saturday, said the road that was opened for use by pilgrims of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra lies well within Indian territory

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Nepal has raised objections over India inaugurating a strategic link road connecting Lipulekh pass at a height of 17,000 feet along the border with China in Uttarakhand with Dharchula. Nepal's Foreign Ministry in a statement on its website said, "This unilateral act runs against the understanding reached between the two countries including at the level of the Prime Ministers that a solution to boundary issues would be sought through negotiation."

India's Foreign Ministry, replying to Nepal's statement on Saturday, said the road that was opened for use by pilgrims of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra lies well within Indian territory.

"The recently inaugurated road section in Pithoragarh district in the state of Uttarakhand lies completely within the territory of India. The road follows the pre-existing route used by the pilgrims of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. Under the present project, the same road has been made pliable for the ease and convenience of pilgrims, locals and traders," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"India and Nepal have established mechanism to deal with all boundary matters. The boundary delineation exercise with Nepal is ongoing. India is committed to resolving outstanding boundary issues through diplomatic dialogue and in the spirit of our close and friendly bilateral relations with Nepal," the ministry said.

The 80-km-long road inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday is expected to help pilgrims visiting Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet.

After inaugurating the road via video conferencing, Mr Singh said pilgrims will now be able to complete their journey in one week instead of up to three weeks. The road originates at Ghatiabagarh and ends at Lipulekh pass, the gateway to Kailash-Mansarovar.

The Kailash-Mansarovar yatra involves trekking at high altitudes of up to 19,500 feet, under inhospitable conditions, including extreme weather and rugged terrain.

Lipulekh pass is a far western point near Kalapani, a disputed border area between Nepal and India. Both India and Nepal claim Kalapani as an integral part of their territory - India as part of Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district and Nepal as part of Darchula district.






 

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