"Pilgrim registration has been put on hold for the time being and instructions have been given to officials to keep pilgrims stationed where they are, this is a no compromise situation and we are doing everything to make sure that there is no eventuality," said Inspector General Garhwal Range, Pushpak Jyoti.
Seven out of the 13 districts in the hill-state are on high alert due to incessant rain.
"48 hours of heavy to very heavy rains is expected in isolated places covering the plains of Uttarakhand. Tehri, Pauri, Haridwar, Nainital, Almora, Udhamsingh Nagar and Dehradun have been put on alert," Met Department Director Vikram Bakshi said.
The past few weeks have brought the state to a dripping halt due to the flooding of sub-montane rivers. Post the 2013 Kedarnath tragedy in the state, one of the country's worst natural disasters, the government has been working on war-footing trying to deal with rain and its adverse effects.
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