Char Dham yatra: Google Maps to alert pilgrims about road closures

In a first such initiative, the Uttarakhand government has tied up with Google Maps and Mappls apps in a bid to give Char Dham pilgrims “a hassle-free journey” by providing them with information about road closures and diversions on their routes. During the peak yatra season, accidents, landslides, debris and bad weather often lead to the closure of roads and diversions.