Chardham Yatra: Over 42,000 e-passes issued, 5,000 pilgrims arriving in Haridwar

After High Court allowed Chardham Yatra with Covid-19 curbs, Uttarakhand is witnessing an enormous inflow of pilgrims. 

Over 42,000 e-passes have been issued for Chardham Yatra from the web site of Devasthanam Board, stated an official on Sunday. Chardham Yatra began on Saturday. 

More than 5,000 pilgrims are arriving in Haridwar every day, Hindustan Times reported.

Garhwal Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Management Board, Ravinath Raman advised ANI, “A total of more than 42,000 e-passes were issued yesterday and till date, out of which 9,989 e-passes have been issued for Shri Badrinath Dham, 18,934 for Kedarnath, 4,727 for Gangotri and 4,361 for Yamunotri.” 

He additional added, “Today 1,645 e-passes were issued for Shri Badrinath Dham, 2,160 for Shri Kedarnath, 788 for Shri Gangotri, and 598 for Mayunotri.”

A complete of 1,267 pilgrims reached all of the 4 Dhams until Sunday afternoon, out of which 368 pilgrims visited Shri Badrinath Dham and 536 Shri Kedarnath Dham, officers stated including,  “275 in Shri Gangotri and 88 pilgrims visited Yamunotri Dham until right this moment.”

Additional Chief Executive Officer of Devasthanam Board, BD Singh knowledgeable that the main target can also be being on housing, meals, medical well being, clear ingesting water, cleanliness within the locations of worship. Corona protocol is being adopted by pilgrims and Devasthanam Board workers, he additionally stated.

The Nainital High Court had lifted its keep on Char Dham yatra, which formally began yesterday with a capping on the variety of pilgrims that will probably be allowed each day to the 4 revered Himalayan shrines.

The Uttarakhand authorities on Friday, in its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Chardham Yatra, made it obligatory for pilgrims to own a Covid unfavourable report.

According to the SOPs, registration and e-pass will probably be obligatory for darshan within the 4 pilgrimages.

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