Dehradun: With the opening of the doors of Gangotri-Yamunotri Dham on 22nd April and then Shri Kedarnath on 25th April and Shri Badrinath Dham on 27th April, the Chardham Yatra will formally begin in Uttarakhand. Concrete preparations are being made by the state government for the Chardham Yatra. In this sequence, today Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami took a meeting and issued necessary guidelines to the officers.
The Chief Minister said that the compulsion of registration of local people for the upcoming Chardham Yatra should be done away with. All the devotees coming to the Devbhoomi Uttarakhand will be given darshan in the Chardham Yatra of Uttarakhand. Arrangements should also be made for the darshan of the devotees who have made bookings in hotels and homestays for the Chardham Yatra.
Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami gave these instructions to the officials while reviewing the preparations for the upcoming Chardham Yatra at the secretariat.
Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami said that all preparations should be completed on time for an orderly, smooth and safe Chardham Yatra.
Devotees coming to Devbhoomi Uttarakhand should also visit other major religious and tourist places of the state along with the Chardham Yatra, for this wide publicity should be done about the major religious and tourist places of the state.
For this, an awareness campaign should be conducted by the tourism, police and transport departments through various mediums. To promote Vocal for Local, the Prime Minister has appealed to the devotees to spend 05 per cent of their travel expenses on local products.
To promote local products in the state, some products should be promoted on a large scale. Local products should also be kept in GMVN. Information about the local products of the state should be made available to the general public.
Proper arrangements for crash barriers should be made on Chardham Yatra routes. There should be proper arrangements for the living and sleeping of the drivers at the parking places on the travel routes.
The Chief Minister said that proper arrangements should be made by the police for crowd management for the upcoming Chardham Yatra. Whatever necessary information is to be taken from the devotees, should be taken only once at the entry point of the state.
It should be ensured that the devotees coming to Devbhoomi Uttarakhand do not face any problems. In those departments from which personnel are on duty for Chardham Yatra, the personnel who want to voluntarily go on Chardham duty should be given priority. Whatever health camps are being organized on Chardham Yatra, they should be organized systematically.
Some local people should be kept as travelling friends for Chardham Yatra. Arrangements should be made for the drivers to stay and sleep in the parking places on the travel routes. Special care should be taken for the fitness of the vehicles coming on the Chardham Yatra, for this coordination should be done with other states as well.
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