According to the SOP, the number of daily pilgrims is capped at 1,000 in Kedarnath, 800 in Badrinath, 600 in Gangotri and 400 in Yamunotri.
Earlier this week, advocate general made an oral request to the bench of the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court to allow Char Dham Yatra.
The court directed the government to implement laws regarding littering and spitting strictly.
The Uttarakhand government has decided not to broadcast rituals from the Char Dham shrines.
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“This pandemic has affected people associated with Char Dham Yatra and other touristic activities adversely.
Our honorable CM has made a bold decision,” said Ravinath Raman, chief executive officer of Char Dham Devsthanam Board who is also the commissioner for Garhwal division of Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand on Thursday decided to review its decision to stop all Kanwad yatra devotees from entering the state this year.
The Uttarakhand state health department has issued notices to 13 hospitals in the after reporting 218 backlog deaths.
Earlier, in the day, the Uttarakhand HC stayed the decision of the state Cabinet to allow the yatra from July 1 and allowed live streaming of rituals for pilgrims.
The bench took note of the prevailing Covid situation and the vaccination data of Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarakashi.
On June 16, Uttarakhand High Court had remarked that the Char Dham Yatra will not be allowed until the court is convinced about Covid 19 safety.
"Last minute decisions do more harm than good. Kumbh could not be managed due to last minute decision and situation spiralled out of control," observed the bench.
In their opposition against the Devasthanam Board, the priests said that their rights are being played due to the formation of this board.
The former CM also urged the CM to start adventure tourism and ensure vaccination of people associated with the sector among other suggestions.
In comparison to year 2019 when more than 38 lakh pilgrims visited the Char Dham of Uttarakhand, numbers came down to 4.2 lakh in 2020.