After the Uttarakhand High Court lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra, the yatra that began on Saturday saw a crowd of devotees. Devotees visited Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri Dham in other states including the state. There was a lot of enthusiasm among the pilgrims as soon as the journey started with the restrictions related to Corona. For this, the Uttarakhand government has issued the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Chardham Yatra on Friday. E-passes will be issued after registration to the passengers coming for darshan in Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham. Only after that permission will be given to visit all the four Dhams.
Actually, passengers coming from outside the state will also have to compulsorily register on the smart city portal. After 15 days of applying the second dose of corona vaccine, travel will be allowed on showing the certificate. But it has been made mandatory for passengers coming from Kerala, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to test negative for 72 hours after getting both the doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Uttarakhand government issued SOP
Char Dham Yatra | Uttarakhand govt issued the SOP on Friday. Registration & e-pass will be mandatory for ‘darshan’ in the four dhams. Along with this, it’s necessary for devotees to have either both the doses of #COVID19 vaccine or negative COVID report not older than 72 hours.
– ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2021
Registration will have to be done on the website of Devasthanam Board for Chardham Yatra
It is noteworthy that Secretary Dharmaswa Harichandra Semwal issued the SOP of Chardham Yatra. Meanwhile, the Chardham Devasthanam Management Board has also issued SOP. The same rules are applicable in both the SOPs. The operation of the yatra in Chardham will start from September 18. In this journey, unconditional permission will be given to the passengers coming from the state and outside. To visit the four dhams, travelers will first have to register on the website of the Devasthanam Board. After which a limited number of daily e-passes will be issued by the Devasthanam Board. Also, the e-pass of the passengers will be checked before visiting the main gate of the temple campus.
There will be a ban on bathing in the Kund
It is noteworthy that in view of the corona virus infection, the pilgrims visiting the Chardhams will not offer bhog. Along with this, the pilgrims will not even get tilak in the temples. There will be a ban on touching idols and bells in the temple, bathing in hot pools. In Kedarnath Dham, only 6 passengers will be able to have darshan from the hall at a time. You will not be allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum. Along with this, it will be mandatory to follow the mask, social distancing, sanitizer during the journey. During the Chardham Yatra, the operation of vehicles will be completely prohibited from 8 pm to 5 am. The responsibility of following the SOP will be of the district administration and SDM.
This is how you will register for Char Dham Yatra
Let us inform that all the passengers coming from the state and outside for Chardham Yatra will have to register on the website of Devasthanam Management Board https://badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in/. It will be mandatory for passengers coming from outside states to first register on the Smart City Portal. Whereas the passengers of the state will not have to register on this portal. For this journey, you will have to register on the website of Devasthanam Board for e-pass. After which e-passes will be issued. People who have received both doses of Corona Vaccine 15 days ago will not have to undergo a COVID test. The negative report of the COVID test is mandatory for the person applying a dose. Also, it will be mandatory for passengers coming from Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh to have a Covid negative report 72 hours before after applying both the doses of the vaccine.
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