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Uttarakhand government postpones Char Dham Yatra opening order for 3 districts

Char Dham Yatra or pilgrimage begins from Yamunotri in the west, then proceeds to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath in the east.

Uttarakhand government postpones Char Dham Yatra opening order for 3 districts-dnm
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Dehradun, First Published Jun 15, 2021, 11:11 AM IST
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Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government on Tuesday postponed its order to re-open the Char Dham Yatra for people from three districts Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi.

This comes a day after Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal had announced that the residents of Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi have been permitted to visit the Char Dham sites of Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri-Yamunotri, respectively. For this, a negative report of RTPCR was made mandatory.

The state government will reconsider opening the yatra after June 16, he added.

On May 15, the portals of the Gangotri Dham in Uttarakhand opened and traditional rituals were performed on the occasion. On May 29, amid the massive surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, the Uttarakhand government had suspended the Char Dham yatra for this year. The yatra was scheduled to start on May 14.

"Uttarakhand government has suspended Char Dham Yatra this year in view of Covid-19 situation in the state. Only priests of the four temples will perform rituals and puja," Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat had said.

Char Dham Yatra or pilgrimage begins from Yamunotri in the west, then proceeds to Gangotri and finally to Kedarnath and Badrinath in the east.

The Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the Covid-19 curfew in the hill state by one more week to June 22. During the extended lokdown, markets will open for three days a week, sweet shops for five days. Autos have been allowed to operate in cities, as well as it has been decided to open revenue courts.

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