The kedar----- past and present - what i seen and what is need
a small effort from this small person for the abode of shiva
With your blessings and grace of Guru , something is manifested with reference to kedarnath according to what I came to present to you. As you guided here i submit this at your high desk. Whatever I submitted here , may not a technical report or permanent solution but just given in words whatever i feel . I gave myself to give in this , best possible presentation within my limitations.
I trust , people like you can develop these things with the contacts and experts that you had in your life. I know the forum like Guru Sangamam , where top most religious leaders whom have good reputation and impact in present world can take up such small task to restore the pride of our culture.
My gratitude for you to give me an opportunity to work for what i feel.
Bow down to you
Index - how i present here in broad section
- kedar settlement past and present
- zooming in
- the trek routes
- Action plan
- what badri-kedar temple committee can offer
- for the future
- what i will ask for guptakashi
- suggestion to strengthen
- what you can do
" SAVE KEDAR " - Project presentation
1. Kedarnath settlement before and after flood
Kedar settlement from bhairavnath temple with route for bhirav nath temple – dhooth ganga in opposite – river saraswathi flowing like a stream below the path of road to bhiravnath temple
Present state after flood -- once can see now the stream saraswathi also flows like river and both rivers if it flows in fullswing in the rainy seasons , kedar settlement will become an island above all the upper landscape now wide invitation for the rivers to flow inside the town like ever before due to height between the river bed and ground level is just few feet
· in the upper region now the riverpath is wide open in such a way now in rainfall water can straightaway enter into kedar settlement due to ground level in the river and behind the temple are in equal position due to debries come in the flood
· On the other side the river saraswathi now flowing in broder space of nearly 50 ft width and this become main river now due to river has taken diversive route at the top of kedar
Pic 03 – scene just infront of temple as on 15th oct 2013
· The debris of the buildings not yet cleared – this is just in front of the temple –status as on 15th oct 2013
· In the picture it is clearly visible that the ground floor is under mud – the height elevation of the temple parikrama is completely gone due to nearly 25 ft mud
Every room in the every building is filled with half ft mud –since wet mud and dead bodies the bad odour in the area is very strong and one can get infection
Top soil – as burial ground –with remains of bones - the pic taken at gaurikund - not yet cleaned
the following picture is at the entrance of jaipur house in kedarnath , shows the difference between the what the government claims and present status as on 15th oct 2013
The wrakage of helicopter – inside materials looted by people – on the trek way near jungle chatty
2. Status of every building and rooms that existing now
The pic’s will express the condition of rooms now , threat for infection and living
3. the temple view – in the upper region
Pic 07 view of mandagini canal below the town area
The landscape of kedar –view from back side – from the trekking route for Gandhi sarovar – before the disaster
Pic 08 - view of mandagini entry point – debris of bharat seva ashram (existed just 2 building adjacent to adhisankara yoga Samadhi area in the back side of temple – which was above the water level nearly 20 ft (approx) earlier before the flood
Below Pic 09 – clear view of increase of river bed at the entry point itself in the upper region of kedarnath behind the temple
Areal view of present kedar – to give clear view of landscape for river to flow
Pic 10 – the point where Samadhi was existed approx 20 ft above the river level
Pic 11 – view of the temple and town from behind ( approx this is the point where the back side queue for dharshan will come)
View of kedar –from the adisankarar sthubi place –before flood –where u can see the market – the height of shop is below the temple ground now the market is under mud
· The first picture is ariel view of kedar from the gantisarovar trek route – in which , the canal that goes down is the route of mandagini , which is below the kedar ground level approx – 20 ft at adisankara Samadhi, becoming more depth in the slop , so that at the bridge or near the meeting point of dhooth ganga it running nearly 40 ft below the kedar road level
· The below picture is the corner place where river mandagini enters in the kedar boundary –back side of adisankaracharya yoga samadhi area
· The river bed has lost its depth from the ground level – also wide open so any excess water flows from the hills, will naturally can turn inside the settlement
4. Temple area
pic 12 – old picture
Pic 13 – view before the flood in june – with the elevation of nearly 15 ft from the ground level of market road
Pic 14 –present status –now after reopening of temple for yatra –as on 15th oct 2013
now without any elevation from ground level –also this picture clearly makes us visible how the river mandagini is open at the entry point and how slope of ground straight to the temple area – which is threat in futre whenever water level raises - also this picture gives clear vision of how much temple building is under the earth
The ariel view - after the beauty of land filled with debries and stones
The damage in the temple building -in the side entrance
Earlier – temple area – ground level
· Upto devotees queue area the slop is equal which I consider as zero point – when it comes in the area adisankaracharya Samadhi building, the building is 20 ft below the ground level (queue area) behind the Samadhi it further decrease nearly (approx)15 ft low , then canal wall stands where below the wall river mandagini flows
Now – at this point there is no difference in the ground level due to pile of mud and rocks deposited in the flood
5. Main market area
Pic 16 --earlier - now for this shop roof height mud was filled
Pic 17 ---Present status as on 15th oct 2013– this whole height of shops are under mud now- without clearing debris of buildings and rocks, just a 2 ft marking has been done to reach the temple
· Here ground level has increased nearly 30 ft due to deposit of debries, mud and rocks in such a way the elevation of temple from the market ground level (nearly 15 ft) has completely under earth – and in the temple parikrama also , mud has deposited nearly 3 to 4 ft
· But at the same time in the next lane of street which is parallel to this market road , though buildings and road has washed in water from bharat seva ashram to temple area , in rest of the places , that is upto Maharashtra mandal road exists as it is – just the debris of the damaged buildings and big rocks that floated in flood was yet to be cleared
· Though this line of buildings are mostly safe , the inner two rows of buildings between the market road and this road are totally damaged in the flood .so now there is no connecting path between these two , due to huge deposit of debris has yet to be cleared
· But in all these existing buildings minimum half ft mud got deposited. Apart from these one thing I noticed in kedar, during this trip on 13th oct 2013, which confirmed sayings of locals, that every room has been looted by social criminals in search of valuables
6. Lower market area –just at the entrance
Mandagini route earlier where dhoothganga joins –near the connecting bridge –before flood
Pic 18 ----- before the flood
Pic 19 – same view From the bridge –before the flood
Now the same area after the flood – the same Maharashtra mandal now just less then 15 ft height from the river bed – in the bridge area it is just few ft height now
Pic – 20 --- same bridge area now after the june flood
closure look gives u the real height between the river bed and the town in the same place - which is down place of town
Though the river started to flow inside the kedar town on 16th june 2013 around 8.30 pm, first at the back side of adisankaracharya Samadhi area behind the temple area , due to heavy inflow of water in river basis and persistant rains since 10th june 2013 I could witness considerable raise in the water level (approximately 15 to 20 ft) below the Maharashtra mandal , before the dhooth ganga joins with mandagini at the lower level of kedar
The distance between the higher point area adisankara Samadhi area and to the lower area , the kedar entry bridge may be approx 500 to 600 mt . but due to continous rain from 10th june , I could see nearly 25 ft ( approximately 3 to 5 ft difference of higher side between these two points due to the confluence of dhooth ganga) which is just very few feet distance to touch the bridge.
Now due to ground level increased in the river basis to approximately to 25 ft from the previous water level (which itself raised above the rocks in the river which is approx to 10 ft height) now not only the difference in height between road level (first road in kedar while entering in town , which is parallel to main market road , has reduced to just 10 to 15 ft approx instead of earlier 40 to 50 ft – can be seen difference in the pictures
Since the road has got washed away at the lower point ,from the old connecting bridge to Maharashtra mandal area with its elevation, now it is very important to build 15ft width and 40 to 50 ft height soil erosion wall with rocks or in concrete, from this point to upper area (old point of adisankara yoga Samadhi building and as a curve upto river saraswathy point) should be build – this may stop further land slides , apart from that when water level in the rivers increased in the rainy season due to the flow from upper region , mostly it can be chanalised to prevent the temple area and avoid causalities in future
Similarly on the other side of kedar , in the river saraswathi basin also now we have to do it .
8. River saraswathi flowing area
right side of kedar settlement –below the bhiravnath temple – which u can see how space of width now it occupies to flow- in first pic u can see it as stream and in second pic u can see how much depth and width now it takes
pic – 21 – the small stream that flows near the cement road to bhiravnath temple is saraswathi
Pic –22---- in the left side now same stream flows in such depth and conflucening now at the old bridge area at the lower point of kedar
9. Way to Old helipad area -the stream bed of saraswathi now
Pic – 23 -------Before the flood
Pic 24----Now after the flood – now mandagini has taken this route as its major flow
10. Gaurikund area
Pic 25 ----the status of devi temple at present –as on 15th oct 2013
Pic 26 -----The hot water spring in the gaurikund now – as on 15th oct 2013
Though the many of the areas washed in water , also previous bus route does not exists ,but still if the remaining buildings can be operated it can still accommodate nearly 500 people (need to chek up)
the view of old route and stranded buses - while going to gaurikund in the new route (which is actually older route for people to trek to gaurikund for the locals and godawalas )
But the new route between sonprayag and gaurikund , is at some points , more than 500 mts (approx) walks in the river basin itself which is dangerous for trek in the rainy season due to increase flow of water
Atleast the above places has to be cleaned and restore it to its old glory – apart from this now these points are open to river due to the buildings on the other side washed away in the flood . in order to prevent these sacred points , wall with sufficient thickness has to be build
11. Rambara –before and now (not exists)
Pic 27 – Rambara before june 16th 2013
Pic 28 – now after june 16th 2013 – the area
12. New route and older route comparission
Pic 29 ----- older route above to Rambara
Pic 30 – new route above to limpcholi camp , the final streatch after claimbing up and down like this in few mountains, before the final camp 2 km before kedarnath (new helipad area)
· These kind of steep claimbing at various hills , and keep going down and claimbing up make trekkers so difficult in claimbing
· Also the newly layed route is very narrow , unlike the older one where it has space for godas and people can travel together in both ways. Now even if just trekkers walk in both sides , the path does not have enough space to walk freely.
· Also though till at the area of rambara , where the older route exists after initial 1.5 km from gaurikund till bheembali (6 th km) after that the distance upto kedar has increased due to higher altitude. This one can be clearly see at the point of Garurchatty how much increase between older route and new route
· Earlier in the older route one need not claim up and then down again up on the another mountain but at present from rambara to camp site at kedarnath , one has to go to this process of up and down , nearly 3 to 4 times – this makes the trek so difficult (especially when one has to carry with his luggages and you can’t allow goda service and doli services in this route which will make more difficult in walking space for trekkers as the route at many place is just nearly 2 to 3 ft width)
· Also the new trek route after rambara to last camp area before kedarnath, nearly 3 to 4 forest streams flowing with high fury . during the rainy season for sure one can’t trek in this very narrow trek path –which is just 2 to 3 ft width
13. New trek route a glimpse
· Need to address the issue in the areas where older route has washed away to the depth of nearly 50 mt –so now trekking is possible only in the river basin which is dangerous in the rainy seasons due to increase of water flow
Pic 32 – new route is in the river – nearly 50 ft below the original postion
From Gaurikund to Rambara Pic 33- muddy single path in such slop on loose soil
the picture shows the left out gaurikund - just before you join on the trek point (where u can get horses and poni's) now so empty-- after you crossing the devi temple and hot water spring
at the end of this point ---Doli and goda booking area , at the end of gaurikund where trek begins
at the end of this point ---Doli and goda booking area , at the end of gaurikund where trek begins
Pic 34- risky small pathway where single man only slowly can go
Pic -35 - view of road side camp at bheembali and rambara (just in scrab)
What can be done here
the number of tents can be increased in such a way number of accommodation can be increased to 250 to 300 or at the maximum level , by creating more roadside camp and community kitchen can be handed over to some NGO or ashram .
After bheembali – way to rambara
Pic 36 ( new trek road on old route- near rambara)
Pic 37 (new trek route on old route- after old one washed away in flood –before reaching rambara)
crossing the Rambara to go to new route– temp bridge now made to cross the river by going down nearly 30 to 40 ft from older route to go to the new route in the opposite mountain
Pic 39 New route – from rambara to limpcholi
Below -View from rambara –just debris exists–one can see garurchatty ashram in left and limcholi camp on the right
Pic 41 --Below -Limpcholi camp – at present just accommodations made just to a capacity of 50 people but definitely it can be increased to 500 people by using the near by areas (100 camps of each 5 people can stay attached with toilets apart creating few public toilets for trespassers (, with the structures made in fibre material at the camp site 2 km before kedarnath – before the older helipad area
Pic 42 --Closure look of limpcholi camp
Pic 43---Below - View of older route (from new route) still existing in good contion ,but the route more than 500 mts has washed away
What can be done here
Between limpcholi and upper camp where before one claim the hill in pic ----- there is a vast plain space in the right side. Now new route making process by connecting this place and the mountain in the helipad area camp, is going on . it also has to be connected with an bridge (which may take time). By this connection , people who trek can avoid this highly demanding claimbiing even for locals
In this area , we can build fibre made huts where u can accommodate nearly 500 to 1000 people. Can be ask some NGO or ashram to provide this service with kitchen (need to build an helipad to transport materials) to serve the devotees on free service may be in return they can get donation whatever devotees is wish to offer
Pic 44 ---Below – view of the camp site , approx 1.5 km before kedarnath
Where the govt build huts for 10 rooms where accommodation can be given for 50 people – apart from that another 10 to 15 tents has been placed where another 50 people can be accommodated , excluding the space for administrative officials
Pic 45 – closure look of camp in helipad area before kedarnath- marking has been done to reach the temple town area –
Newly connecting bridge from helipad area to kedar settlement area - laid on the river saraswathi -on the opposite side of previous entrance - work is on process - the lower bridge is now in operation
What can be done here
At present - accommodation has been made just 150 people that too half of the space just made in tents. Instead the same kind of fibre huts can be made , which will be more stable and more warmth for pilgrims in this chill weather. Also if we can use the lot of ground space that is available here , we can build this kind of fibre igloo’s with attached toilets and bathrooms which can accommodate 5 member in each , in large number we can create accommodation min for 1000 people at this point.
Also at present , it is very difficult to come from the temple after evening sampoorna arathi dharshan due to no street lights has been provided in the pathway. It is very necessary and need at this place especially many of the people who are coming is first timers.
Instead of government can do this stay and kitchen services (right now gayathri parivar people providing the kitchen service at this point and at limpcholi) if we can involve the religious organizations permanently to offer free services to devotees
earlier before the flood , the pilgrims have not had good experience when huge number of sadhu’s sitting in parikrama of the kedar temple ,because of their way of approach to demand money .
Also due to huge commercialization on the other hand people who come here for sadhana also not get proper support without money, since nothing can get without money. Fortunately by the blessing and grace of you people , local people and devotees of shiva has taken care my needs for to be here even without asking .
It would be highly wonderful if there is a situation in kedar , every sanyasi or sadhu can get a conducive atmosphere without having even first thought about any other thing such as food or shelter and just focus on their sadhana or in japa , it would be seen with great reverence about the path and have the impact in the general people’s experience of sadhu’s and sanyasi’s who are living in wandering life.
I kindly request you , to bless every sadhaka who walks in this sacred path by creating a structure at this point to create condusive atmosphere for spiritual seekers to make use of this sacred place without worrying or thinking about any other thing by creating same kind of fibre igloo’s where just 2 or 3 sadhaka’s can join and do their sadhana
14. Action plan for cleaning up project – project kedar
v Immediate work to be done to move for rejuvenation
ü Restoring the ground level height and landscape as it was existed before 16th june so that rains or over flow waters from river will not damage either the temple or the town
ü Cleaning and purifying the rooms and air by removing the mud and burning all cloths,beds,blankets to avoid infections of any kind
ü Removing and disposing the stones came in the flood and debris of damaged buildings
v Danger ahead
ü Already mentioned the possibility of entering river water in the town and temple area due to elevations in the landscape of the town and in river bed apart which can damage the area
v Time limit for anything to be done
ü Before next rainy season just 30 to 40 days ahead , and always (from april last to 2nd week of june) this period is the best period in himalayas . though it is peak season period if yatra also opened parallel then it will be distruct the cleaning process of the town
ü With in this period completing all the works such as removing the dumped mud in the temple and market area, removing big big rocks that came inside the town in the flood
v Creating condusive atmosphere to make it happen
ü To do it and complete this Himalayas task in this limited time , in order to avoid any delay or lapses in coordination or in setting up priority , through some one we have to file a PIL in high court or supreme court to make the government functionary to work in full swing
ü If this has to happen , in this period due to political or business or any other kind of pressure not to open the yatra in full swing. Though we can allow the yatra in full swing in all other areas , by considering the nature of work and demand through the same court we need to ensure to keep the yatra in low scale as it is been now .
ü it will give the opportunity for the administration to focus and support the task , also it will support the locals and agencies who getting involve in this process to work freely without any constrain.
v How to do it
§ Creating an unified command with prominent religious leaders to create a plan of action
§ Creating a expert level committee to support the task and to coordinate with government agencies and to handle political and legal issues in order to complete the task with out any hurdles
§ creating awareness among devotees and public so that by legal process like PIL or writting to chief justice of india we have to make the government to understand the significance of the project , and ensure to handover the task to our military
§ Approaching big companies such as L&T ,GMR groups who handles big big projects who have high tech machines to use in free service for the task
§ Creating resources of volunteers and organizations to run community kitchen and serve the field workers who getting involve , thru the organizations who can handle in such capacity
Stage II (simultaneously to be done while cleaning happening in kedar)
v Creating more fibre igloo’s in the upper camp area , to increase the accommodation from present 150 (100 yatri’s and 50 administrative people) to 500 to 1000 yatries (100 huts x 5 people each )
ü Which can be done by involving various prominent ashrams by allotting land in this area , to create each 25 huts with an community kitchen
ü This not only help the devotees but also bring lot of reverence on spiritual organizations
v Creating another camp between limpcholi and upper camp in the plain area where 100 huts , for a capacity of 500 pilgrim accommodation with community kitchen
v Increasing the accommodation facility at limpcholi and bheembali area’s from 50 people to 300 to 500 people
ü Transporting big big machinaries such as poklines, jcb’s and fuel to these vehicles to this higher altitude by using cargo helicopter – this suggestion already told by military personnels during the rescue operation
ü If we make the government to hand over the cleaning task and bring the ground level height back to original position , to army then cost factor will be in zero
ü For community kitchen and fibre made igloos to create accommodations we can get sponsor from corporate sector by decentraling the task so that all the prominent organizations can participate in serving the devotees
15. Other services if given by badri –kedar temple committee which will be useful for devotees
§ Offering free transportation of luggages of devotees who goes on trek , between sonprayag and kedarnath
ü On behalf of BKTC one cargo helicopter can be purchased and put in service at kedarnath , so that for all the devotees , as a free service , we can collect their luggages in the trek beginning point and can be transported to the kedarnath , there they can collect it when they reach (similarly viceversa on return) This will help every devotee to trek the yatra with more comfortable in physical which can make them to chant the nama of the divine atleast sometime (or we can make one donor can donate one cargo helicopter so that bktc can operate it)
§ Setting up multilingual information centres
ü When people come across from all over the world , we have not yet providing multi lingual information systems whether it is about informations about the temple or about any services. It is time the Bktc has to set up a mechanism and a system , to train the locals and offer such services at every point
16. For Better disaster management to avoid casualities
Whether it is earth quake , flood in rainy season or any such thing happening in the world is natural. The countries like japan and Indonesia are frequently affected by earth quakes and tsunami’s. similarly the country like usa , Thailand is keep getting affecting by storms . Though heavy damage is been reported due to the fury of nature on such circumstance but comparatively they are better handling the calamities. Enough care and systems are in place to save humans.
Very quickly normality returns with quality infrastructures and communication systems.
But in our country, I am still seeing since 12 sep 2012 , the cloud burst in ukhimath, even the small distance of road has not yet laid after the landslide. I feel this is the time that we should use the technology for better life and to create better systems.
This is more important when the following kind of news alerts came (in tehelka magazine) in this july
The conclusion was reached following seismic imaging (similar to human body imaging) of the Kumaon-Garhwal region in Uttarakhand
So here few of my suggestions in this regard
· Ensuring 3G uninterrupted services of bsnl at all over uttarakhand
Which help to use the updated mobile technology to give alerts , to use better internet technology and websites – right now when only 2g service has been provided by all network agencies, and that too is not consistant all the time , we can’t apply the updated technology in better usage so as government agency it is important to ensure the bsnl to provide 3g service and tower in every possible village or hamlets for better service to get - this is very basic need i feel
· Developing an mobile application which can be free downloaded
now Android technology has made lot of difference in mobile usage and technology. If we can develop an application, specially for uttarakhand , all the people’s can be given updated informations such as weather reports, rain alerts, disaster alerts
· Using technology for registering and tracking- website solution
Now after the disaster , the government has announced some procedures to control the devotees travel to kedarnath in the name of registration. Though they say it is registration thru media and in other sources, they maked it as process of permission to go kedar
To know the details of yatries , it is enough if we get their name , address and phone number, contact persons . may be we can ask them just to give an declaration of letter that they undertaking the pilgrimage at their risk
But now in the name of permission , they asking proof of identity . I know there are few sadhu’s who have not given permission to go for kedar since 5th oct 2013 till I came here to dharshan you. Actually for registration it does not require.
When in this time , where not even pilgrims flow is not as it was in every year , if they handle like this imagine a situation what will be and how they will handle if it pilgrims started to come as it will be. Also the present system will be time taking process , to go thru all the process at guptakashi , which also has loophole of corruption by bribing the administrative officials inorder to complete the yatra in time by travel agents. Apart from this , now in the present system this tracking is possible only for kedarnath.
Instead if we can develop an multi language website, in which an yatri or the devotees group or tour organizer/agent can upload all the necessary informations including uploading of photos and medical certificates by their family doctors who knows their health condition and complexities /issues --- and created registration booths at various points across the travel routes from haridwar to all over uttarakhand , at every point we can track them
· It will help pilgrims to reduce their time in the process after coming here
· It will help the administration to track the people and to regulate the yatra at higher altitudes depending on weather conditions and accommodation facilities available
· It also help the relatives of the pilgrims to get updated info about their travelers whenever they required
· Today very good tracking system mechanisms are available in technology and even for the cost of implementation can be get from the pilgrims itself
Some of tracking devices and mobile applications supported by GPRS and satellite –so if all the details about the traveler already uploaded in the website, when the registration time ( just as reporting time ) by verifying the data in person we can tie these kind of devices while entering in the state and when they leave the state we can collect it back
Few examples of disaster alert mobile applications (we can create customize for our need)
· Setting up technology to collect rainfall data at higher altitudes
·I have read an article which claims at higher altitudes above 3000 ft above the metrological department has instruments to collect the snow fall data only. The article compares the rainfall data in various places like uttarakashi, chamoli dist , etc etc on 16th june but it said we have not set up data collecting instruments at higher altitudes to collect rainfall data as human habitat is not there .
the article is about significance of rain fall collection mechanism at these higher altitudes will help us to predict disasters and give necessary alerts . though I forget the magazine (in the online magazine only I read that) it will help us to avoid casualities in the case of disasters. (so need to check with metrological sources and do the needful)
· Using the science and technology in right way for the development and utility of our needs
Recently I read a news that our scientists are busy in sending satellite to mars on 28th oct 2013. Instead of wasting money like this , if we could send satellites for the well being of our society and improve the infrastructure and services for our people it would be cost effective and better benefit we get.
As I told earlier we must initiate satellite services to improve and serve for our people in the field of agriculture , communication systems, disaster managements. That’s why I told providing 3g service (if not 4g) by installing the tower at every village by our bsnl network
17. What I wish to ask For Guptakashi
Guptakashi is a significant land mark in kedar region and for the kedar pilgrimage. But still when many villages from Gaurikund is mainly depending on this place. When I compare myself with the villages in andra I would still consider guptakashi is still lacking many things .
For a junction which handles very important yatra and huge pilgrims , not even has better medical facilities available. The only government hospital is told that it has only 3 bed facilities. Imagine how much services that village childrens and womens can get from this small and less infrastructure medical hospital.
Similarly for the past one year living here I noticed, that every one in this region or beyond this has only choice of going to Augusthiyamuni for higher education. Also the place has not have facility for people to get better expose in business languages like English , especially when it is occupies too much in every industry.
So I would like to ask you the following boons to create and offer to these peoples , which will give better future for the childrens of this region
· An 100 bed hospital to nearby this area , which can offer services for womens, aged peoples, diabetics, eye problems, child nutrition with better technology and caring doctors
· A place which can offer
Ø A digital library and a small theatre to view best documentaries for them to understand and to get train about the environment, disaster managements etc
Ø A good library where students and people can expose to English novels and magazines so that better interaction with tourists
Ø An yoga shala and Gim centre where the younger generation can get better fitness
Ø A place where younger generation can learn carnatic and Hindustani musics and instruments
18. other things for sustainable development in the kedar region
in the low level areas , from rudraprayag to chandrapuri village in the kedarnath route , now excess damage of road has happened due to the flood water has take road in many places. These areas generally between the river level and to the road level is very low comparatively to other places.
So it is important and useful if we build in the size of 15 ft width x 50 ft ht strong concrete wall along the river basin . by this atleast near future or unless if any extra ordinary moments of flood occurs this thick wall can prevent water not to damage the roads
Similarly the road between guptakasi to sonprayag also in very damaged condition.
Though approximately it costs approx 1 cr per km , for this 100 + km from rudhraprayag to sonprayag or atleast upto chandrapuri (which is approx 50 to 60 km ) still it is very much possible one when the companies like L&T and good experts and better technology is available today
I know in my school days , shri sathya sai baba , in early 80’s thru his organisation has coordinated , implemented the water project which gave benefit for nearly 6 to 7 district people which costed nearly in hundred’s of crores .
if reputed organizations and ashrams like Ramakrishna math, and people like you and Baba ramdev and mata amirthanandhamayee can join hands and get the support the corporate sector and the government, I sincerely feel whatever I said can be improve with experts idea’s and can be implemented so effortless
19. What you can do -as an individual
as i already told in action plan, every one of you , either as individual or as join as group with your friends and like minded people , can file a PIL or write to chief justice of India , to ensure the government beyond the politics and political parties to restore the pride of the land and culture , which is source of faith for millions of peoples for ages and ages
you can write letters for whoever you feel , the religious leaders, the chief minister and prime minister , the supreme court , to ask them to do something to restore the pride of our culture and land.
i did my part . what about you?
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