char dham yatra

Uttarakhand To Develop ‘Restaurants On River’

  DEHRADUN: In a first of its kind in India, Uttarakhand will develop abandoned bridges at Char Dham Yatra route in the hill state into ‘Food Stations’. The identification of such bridges has started which will be converted into ‘Restaurants On Rivers’ equipped with modern facilities including water and electricity. Satpal Maharaj, state tourism minister […]

Rain Havoc: 200 Roads Including Badrinath Highway Blocked

DEHRADUN: Thousands of Char Dham pilgrims were left stranded as rain-induced landslides blocked more than 200 roads, including the Badrinath highway, across Uttarakhand. Efforts are on to restore the roads. Shweta Chaubey, superintendent of police, Chamoli district said, “Teams of state police, public work department, State Disaster Response Force have been deployed to clear the […]

Char Dham Deaths: U’khand Panel Recommends Cap On Pilgrims’ Numbers

DEHRADUN: After an unprecedented number of deaths on the Char Dham Yatra route, the advisory committee on health matters has recommended capping the number of visitors to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The state health department sources told The New Indian that a total of 150 pilgrims have died at the Char Dham Yatra route […]

After New Indian’s Report On 28 Deaths In Dham Yatra, Dhami Takes VIP Off List, Warns Youth

DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Dhami late Friday revised his government’s guidelines on the pilgrimage to four key shrines, announcing a ban on VIP Darshan and urging the youth to allow seniors to move ahead amid a rise in deaths being reported in a span of last 10 days. Dhami’s directions came hours after The […]

Unprecedented: 10 Days On, 28 Die On Char Dham Yatra As Medicos Suspect Comorbidities

DEHRADUN: An unprecedented 28 deaths of pilgrims in the last 10 days on Char Dham Yatra routes has sent the administration into a tizzy. The central government has decided to deploy teams from Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to aid the tourists, while a team of doctors from Armed Forces […]