Entry of unregistered passenger vehicles closed on Kedarnath Dham route

Entry of unregistered passenger vehicles closed on Kedarnath Dham route

Kedarnath/Dehradun, 17 May (HS): Under the Chardham Yatra, entry of vehicles coming without registration to Kedarnath Dham has been banned. Due to limited space in the parking lots located at Sitapur and Sonprayag, the local administration is allowing vehicles to enter only after registration on the prescribed date.

Rudraprayag Superintendent of Police Dr. Vishakha Ashok Bhadane inspected the arrangements at Chowki Jawadi on Friday and gave necessary directions to the concerned in-charge. He said that there is a certain capacity of people stopping at the yatra halts including Kedarnath Dham. The parking lots located in Rudraprayag district also have a fixed capacity.

The biggest thing is that after the entry of a vehicle in the parking lots located at Sitapur and Sonprayag, the vehicle remains in the parking lot for three days. He said that the pressure on the travel route is increasing due to very less clearance in the parking lot and excessive vehicles coming from outside. To reduce the pressure of vehicles, vehicles coming from outside are being checked at Chowki Jawadi bypass of Rudraprayag district. Vehicles going towards Badrinath Dham are being allowed to pass through the main market Rudraprayag. He told that people are being allowed to go towards Kedarnath Dham only after registration on the prescribed date.

Devotees reaching Kedar Dham on foot, stick or horse-mule.

To control police traffic on the route leading to Kedarnath Dham, vehicles are being sent towards Sitapur and Sonprayag. In order to clear the temporary barriers at Tilwara, Kakdagad, Narayankoti, Dagdya Barrier (FATA), Shersi, Sitapur and Sonprayag parking, vehicles are being sent forward from these places. The pilgrims who have reached Sitapur and Sonprayag are being queued up to be sent to the shuttle parking at Sonprayag to Gaurikund and as per the convenience of the pilgrims, they are being sent to Kedarnath Dham on foot, with the help of stick-cart or horse-mule.