Indian govt to start restoration work at Kedarnath Temple

New Delhi/December 10
Indian government on Tuesday said that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has prepared a detailed report for restoration and conservation of Kedarnath Temple at a cost Rs 3.65 crores.
Indian Culture minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch said that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has prepared a detailed report and estimate for conservation of Kedarnath Temple but change of course of the Mandakini river around this unprotected monument has not been suggested. “The report received from Geological Survey of India in this regard has been sent to the state government of Uttarakhand and the estimated cost worked out for conservation and preservation of Kedarnath Temple by ASI is Rs 3.65 crores,” Katoch said, adding that a team of experts has been constituted by the ASI for conservation of Kedarnath Temple.
Katoch added that the conservation work of the temple was started in the month of October, 2013 which at present is suspended due to harsh weather conditions at site and closure of the temple. “Due to limited working season, lack of proper land route approach and extreme weather conditions, it is difficult to fix up an exact time frame,” she added.