Narendra Modi to Spend Diwali 2018 in Kedarnath, Heavy Snowfall in Valley to Interrupt PM's Visit
PM Narendra Modi to visit Kedarnath in Diwali 2018 | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, November 5: Narendra Modi will spend the festival of Diwali in Kedarnath, according to an ANI update. Preparations are on at Kedarnath in full swing for the purposed visit PM Modi on November 7 at the famous Hindu temple. Heavy snowfall has carpeted the areas around the Kedarnath shrine, and the helipad has been closed since Saturday and the night temperature is down to - 5-degree Celcius. Diwali 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Imprints on Gold Bars a Hit at Jewellery Shops in Gujarat.

Met department is hoping that the situation will get better soon. The local administration has deployed labourers to clear the snow off the road. Last year, Modi had twice visited the shrine situated at 11,755 feet above the sea level – on the opening of the temple doors and the day before closing.

PM Modi is likely to arrive at the Jolly Grant airport on the morning of November 6, and will go by a chopper to Kedarnath. The intention of his travel this year is to offer prayers at the Himalayan shrine, and review Kedarpuri reconstruction projects.