Fully vaccinated people with Covid negative report must for Chardham Yatra: Uttarakhand court
The ban on the annual pilgrimage in Uttarakhand has been lifted with this announcement.
The court has ordered devotees to follow strict Covid protocols and has also put a cap on the number of visitors allowed.
Only 800 devotees will be allowed at Kedarnath Dham, 1,200 at Badrinath Dham, 600 at Gangotri and 400 devotees at Yamunotri Dham in a day, the court said.
The ruling came after the Uttarakhand government filed an affidavit on Sept 8 seeking to resume the annual pilgrimage.
On June 28, the High Court put a stay on the yatra until further orders amid the COVID crisis and lack of health services in the Chardham districts.
The Chardham Yatra, which includes a visit to the Kedarnath temple, witnesses lakhs of tourists and devotees every year from across the country and abroad.