So far 41 pilgrims have died in the Chardham Yatra due to the bad weather and rainfall. Most of the casualties occurred during the Kedarnath Yatra with around 15 passengers. At the same time around 14 pilgrims died in Yamunotri, 8 in Badrinath and four in Gangotri. As per the reports, most of the devotees lost their lives due high blood pressure, heart related diseases, hill climbing diseases.
Pilgrimage to Badrinath has been resumed after the weather cleared and rainfall stopped. Earlier on Monday night, the Badrinath Yatra was stopped due to torrential rains and landslides. However, it was resumed on Tuesday morning at 6 am IST.
Meanwhile, the Kedarnath Yatra by foot was also disrupted at Gaurikund. Due to heavy rains the path has been blocked and pilgrimage is witnessing a long traffic Jam. Also the yatra has stopped between Hanuman Chatti to Badrinath on Badrinath National Highway due torrential rains in Chamoli. There has been a rise in water in Khachda drain in Lambagad and landslide in Balduda further disrupting the Yatra. The passengers going towards Badrinath are at halt at Pandukeshwar, Badrinath Joshimath, Pipalkoti, Chamoli and Gauchar.
According to Government Data,, 176463 pilgrims have visited the Badrinath Temple from 8 May to 16 May evening. At the same time from May 6 to May 16, 213640 pilgrims visited Kedarnath Temple. Due to long queues and many people visiting the Dham government has restricted the daily visitors at Badrinath and Kedarnath.As per rules 16000 devotees will be able to visit Badrinath daily, 13 000 in Kedarnath, 8,000 in Gangotri and 5,000 daily in Yamunotri.