Char Dham Yatra: Establishment of check post, registration, travel card mandatory – Uttarakhand took steps to avoid overcrowding
Rishikesh: With unprecedented rush at Himalayan temples in Uttarakhand, check posts in Dehradun, Mussoorie and Rishikesh were activated on Saturday to ensure that only registered pilgrims are allowed for the Char Dham Yatra. Dehradun District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar said, “This has been done to ensure that the number of pilgrims does not exceed the daily limit prescribed for the temples. This will help prevent any last minute confusion.” He said that the pilgrims would be stopped at the check-posts and would not be allowed to proceed on onward journey unless they had mandatory registration and a travel card clearly mentioning the date and time of their visit to the temples. do not present.
The official said that in the absence of information, arrangements have been made for the registration of pilgrims coming without registration.
Check posts have been set up at Vikasnagar, Suvakholi diversion in Mussoorie, Yamuna bridge beyond Kempty Fall and at Rishikesh, which is the entry point for the yatra, he said.
Revenue Officer of the rank of Sub-Divisional Magistrate has also been appointed as Traveling Magistrate and posted at ISBT, Dehradun.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Garhwal Range Karan Singh Nagnyal held a meeting with the police officials to review the arrangements for travel at Rishikesh’s Muni-ki-Reti. He personally supervised the pilgrims visiting the Char Dham at Bhadrakali and Tapovan Sarai.
Nangyal said that check posts have also been activated at Vyasi and Devprayag.
Garhwal Additional Commissioner Narendra Singh Quiriyal also reviewed the arrangements for travel at ISBT Dehradun and demanded better coordination between the departments.
So far, 2,84,060 pilgrims have visited Kedarnath and Badrinath, which opened on May 6 and May 8 respectively.