Religious Tourism

Char Dham yatra to ‘be regulated not restricted’

DEHRADUN

Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said the Char Dham yatra would be regulated but not restricted.

Pilgrims would be registered through a biometric registration system. Emergency helicopter services would be provided if the yatra routes were blocked by landslips.

Mr Rawat said the focus was on restoring connectivity throughout the yatra route. “We will focus on road connectivity, the telecommunication network, and connectivity via helicopters,” he said.

Earlier this month, State Tourism Secretary Umakant Panwar told the media that mobile health units would be established every 10 to 20 km on the yatra route. Telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) had agreed to establish more towers on the route for better mobile phone connectivity.

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