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Radha Raturi writes to Chief Secretaries regarding Char Dham Yatra


By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 16 May: Chief Secretary Radha Raturi has written two letters to all the Chief Secretaries of the states regarding the Char Dham and has sought their cooperation in better management of the Yatra this year.

In one of the letters, she has made it clear that state has been receiving unprecedented number of pilgrims this year for the Char Dham Yatra. It is expected that the number of pilgrims to Char Dham shrines will cross the 10 lakh mark within first fifteen days since the commencement of the Yatra this year and that the state administration and the government are making their best efforts to cope with the situation and ensure hassle free Darshan for all pilgrims.

She has appealed to the Chief Secretaries that, in view of this unusual rush at the Char Dham, the state officers and the dignitaries should avoid travelling to Char Dham for VVIP Darshan till 25 May.

In the second letter, also addressed to the chief secretaries, Raturi has made it clear that there will be no VVIP darshan at the Char Dham temples till 31 May in view of the unprecedented rush of the pilgrims. Informing them that the government has launched the process of registration for all the pilgrims coming to the state for Char Dham Yatra, she has sought their cooperation in the dissemination of this information across their states so that pilgrims do not face any undue inconvenience. She informed that the pilgrims can register online on https://registrationandtouristcare.uk.gov.in and also made it clear that the pilgrims should travel only on the scheduled date of Yatra as per the registration and that all elderly pilgrims and those with a medical history should get themselves checked up and obtain medical clearance before the travel. She added that the guidelines in this respect can be viewed at https://health.uk.gov.in/[ages/diplay/140-char-dham-yatra-health-advisory and should be disseminated across their respective states.