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Curfew extended in Uttarakhand: Chardham Yatra will be held from July 1, even after the High Court ban

Despite the High Court’s ban, the state government has decided to start the Chardham Yatra from July 1. Whereas the second phase will be from July 11. At the same time, the Kovid curfew in the state will continue till July 6. The markets will open for six days from eight in the morning to seven in the evening. Markets will be closed on Sundays. Apart from coaching centres, sports grounds, the government has also decided to open conditional zoos, protected areas for tourism with 50 percent capacity.

The SOP mentions the opening of tourist places Mussoorie and Nainital on Sunday. However, government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal says that both these major tourist places will remain closed on Tuesday and will open on Sunday.

Coaching center and gym will open
The state government has given permission to open all coaching centers and gyms with 50 percent capacity. In these, only students and candidates above the age of 18 years will be allowed to enter.

Nainital-Mussoorie will be closed on Tuesday, will open on Sunday

According to government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal, tourist places Nainital and Mussoorie will open on Sunday. Instead, it will be closed on Tuesday. In respect of other tourist places, the District Magistrate will take a decision at his discretion. According to the circumstances, they can also keep the tourist places of their district open on Sundays and closed on Tuesdays.

Parks and protected areas of the zoo forest department will open for tourism

The government has opened all the protected areas located in the state, tiger reserves, zoos and reserved forests under the Forest Department and other public facilities for tourism, forest management and maintenance. The Forest Department will issue a separate Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for this under the Kovid Protocol.

Markets will open in the state on this day

All business establishments (markets) will open in the state on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm. Vegetables, sweets and other shops will also open till 7 pm.

Sports institutes, stadiums, sports grounds also opened

Sports institutes, stadiums and playgrounds have also been opened in the state with the capacity of 50 percent for the training of players above 18 years of age. The Sports Department will issue a separate SOP for this.

Chardham Yatra from July 1

Amidst the ban of the Nainital High Court, the state government has decided to start the Char Dham Yatra from July 1. In the first phase, the Yatra of Badrinath will be opened conditionally for the people of Chamoli district, Kedarnath for the people of Rudraprayag district, Gangotri and Yamunotri for the people of Uttarkashi district. Kovid test report of passengers will be mandatory. The Tourism and Endowment Department will issue a separate SOP.

Chardham Yatra: No separate registration in transport-tourism

This time for Chardham Yatra, separate registration will not have to be done in the Tourism Department and Transport Department. The government has made its entire process online, after which the entire process will be done from a single website. It is going to be launched soon.

Till now, while the transport department used to issue green cards to commercial vehicles, they also had to register separately with the tourism department. To solve this problem, changes have been made in the portal on the instructions of the government.

Now the pilgrims will get full facility of registration on the website of either transport or tourism. They do not have to register separately. The data that the tourism department will get through the website will also be useful for transportation and the transport data will also be of use to the tourism department. According to Transport Secretary Dr. Ranjit Sinha, the new system will give a lot of relief to the pilgrims.

The exercise of registration of private vehicles also

This time the government is going to start the facility of trip card for the pilgrims going by private vehicles on Chardham Yatra. With this it will be able to know that how many people have traveled to Chardham by commercial vehicles like taxis, buses and private vehicles.