Nainital HC lifts ban on Chardham Yatra, COVID-19 negative report mandatory
Nainital: Nainital High Court lifts the ban on Chardham Yatra, orders to follow COVID-19 rules. The court also ordered mandatory COVID-19 negative reports and double vaccination certificates for devotees.
Nainital High court says only 800 devotees will be allowed at Kedarnath Dham, 1200 at Badrinath Dham, 600 at Gangotri and 400 devotees at Yamunotri Dham in a day.
Last week, the Uttarakhand High Court had refused to intervene to allow Char Dham Yatra was the matter was pending in the Supreme Court. Subsequently, the state government decided to withdraw its special leave petition (SLP) from the Supreme Court.
The Uttarakhand government was planning to open Char Dham Temples in a phase-wise manner. The government has decided to allow residents from particular districts only, following which all the other residents from all over Uttarakhand will be allowed to visit Char Dham Temples.
- Devotees must register themselves on the Devsthanam board website Badrinath-kedarnath.gov.in. Also, they must carry their e-passes during the trip.
- In case any tourist displays any symptoms of Covid-19, then a Covid test is mandatory.