Many important decisions will be taken in the review meeting of Chardham Yatra 2023 preparations to be held today under the chairmanship of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. In view of the crowd of devotees who thronged the Char Dham last year, this time it may be decided to increase the number of devotees per day for darshan.
Proposal made for such number of pilgrims
However, based on the experience of the previous visit, the tourism department has made a proposal to fix the number of visitors to Kedarnath Dham at 15,000 per day, 18,000 for Badrinath, 9,000 for Gangotri, 6,000 for Yamunotri. A decision will be taken on this in the meeting.
Apart from this, health facilities on Chardham Yatra routes, stay of passengers in Kedarnath Dham, fixing fees for VIP darshan in Badrinath and Kedarnath Dham, management of buses, health checkup of horse mules, provision of hot water on footpaths, sheds, Decision will be taken on many arrangements including supply of electricity and drinking water, repair of roads.
Online Registration and Resisting Holding Capacity
The Hotel Association has opposed the online registration in Chardham Yatra 2023 and the compulsion of holding capacity of Chardhams. A delegation of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Hotel Association met Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and handed over the demand letter.
Representatives of the association informed the CM that the devotees coming for the Chardham Yatra should be given the option of offline registration. Along with this, the compulsion of online registration should be abolished. In its district, the compulsion of limited number for the pilgrims coming on the Yatra in Charon Dham should be removed. All the formalities of permit, fitness, green card for the vehicles coming on the yatra should be completed at Haridwar, Rishikesh.
Representatives of the Hotel Association say that any travel agent can book a slot by sitting from one place through online registration. This will lead to black marketing of registration booking. For registration of Kedarnath Dham, the facility of offline registration should be given in Fata and Sonprayag, Joshimath and Gangotri for Badrinath. The Chief Minister has invited the delegation to the meeting to be held on Tuesday.