Char Dham Yatra Suspended: Uttarakhand government cancels Char Dham Yatra due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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Dehradun: Coronavirus infection is increasing continuously throughout the country and daily record cases are being reported. Given this, the Char Dham Yatra, which starts next month, has been postponed.

Speaking to reporters in Dehradun on Thursday, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said, ‘It is not possible to conduct the yatra in the event of an epidemic. The doors of the four Himalayan shrines, known as the Char Dham, will open at their appointed time, but only the Tirtha Purohit will perform regular puja there.’

Travel will be closed for common people

Tirath Singh Rawat said, ‘Char Dham Yatra is currently being postponed because of the fast-growing Covid cases. Only the priests will recite the puja there and the yatra will be stopped for the rest.’

6054 new cases in Uttarakhand in 24 hours

Let us know that like other parts of the country, there has been a tremendous increase in Covid-19 cases in Uttarakhand and on Wednesday also in Uttarakhand, a record 6054 patients have confirmed infection, while 108 people have lost their lives due to the epidemic.

When will the doors of the Char Dham Yatra Open

On May 14, on the holy festival of Akshaya Tritiya, the valleys of Gangotri and Yamunotri located in the Uttarkashi district will open. The doors of Kedarnath located in Rudraprayag district will be opened on May 17, while those of Badrinath in Chamoli district will be opened on May 18.


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