Kedarnath Dham: On May 6, almost two and a half years after the outbreak of Kovid-19, Baba Kedarnath Dham opened its doors, after which there was a lockdown in the country. This year the shrine is experiencing an unprecedented crowd of devotees from different states. It was a public holiday last week, causing massive traffic jams around Uttarakhand. The reason was that people were coming on pilgrimage without registration and the police administration had to send them back due to the large number.
The situation is now under control as the authorities have brought about effective change. The administration has instructed to set up two separate checkposts for those coming without registration.
A center has been set up at Shiv Puri Chowki in Rishikesh for checking or offline registration of devotees visiting Kedarnath and Badrinath. There are long lines at checkpoints as many people are not aware of online registration.
Meanwhile, the situation is getting better and fans are praising the efforts of Prime Minister Modi Sarkar and Pushkar Singh Dhami for Uttarakhand, Chardham.
The chaos going on outside the horse and mule trip counters, the registration problem didn’t seem so big. This left the elders frustrated and disappointed as they had to wait for their turn for more than two days. An official at the counter center shared that it was not possible for all the people to travel on horseback at the same time as the road to the holy temple was narrow and would create problems for pedestrians. In that case the possibility of an accident also increases. He added that the number of fans is high and the number of horses is low. People are also complaining that high prices are being demanded for horses.
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However, the people present at Gauri Kund are trying to keep their spirits high by chanting mantras and praying. The walkway that was completely destroyed during the 2013 disaster has been replaced by an improved sidewalk. Fans are happy with the government’s move for a long time.
Officials are impressed with the development work that has been done since the 2013 demolition. Keeping in mind the crowd, the government is trying to make all possible arrangements so that the fans do not face any difficulty.