Long-awaited Kedarnath reconstruction plan gets a go-ahead from PM Modi

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New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): The long-awaited rehabilitation and reconstruction plan for the flood-battered Kedarnath area will soon commence as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundations of various projects worth hundreds of crores of rupees. Kedarpuri town, which encompasses the Kedarnath shrine, had undergone devastation in June 2013 after a glacier lake breached due to heavy rainfall and caused flash floods in the river Mandakini, which passes through the Kedar valley. During the visit, PM Modi laid foundation stone for Kedarpuri Reconstruction Project, the construction of a museum, and the distribution of electricity to over 4 crore families and reconstructing Adi Guru Shankaracharya’s tomb. He assured that reconstruction of Kedarpuri, with improved facilities for devotees, will be expensive but there will be no dearth of funds. Thousands of people lost their lives when the tragedy had struck Kedarnath.

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