New Delhi: The quota for the prescribed number of pilgrims for three of the Chardhams of Uttarakhand, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kedarnath has been completed till June 3. Due to this, the registration for these places has been closed for the time being. Meanwhile, the registration of devotees is going on only for Badrinath. Information to this effect was given to the passengers on Thursday by the Uttarakhand State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) at ISBT in Rishikesh through the Public Announcement System.
SDRF personnel present on the spot told that apart from Badrinath, the online and offline quota of the number of passengers scheduled for the day for the other three dhams has been filled till June 3, so the registration has been stopped for the time being.
Meanwhile, Dehradun District Magistrate R Rajesh Kumar said that all this is being done only for the convenience of the devotees. He said that by sending the prescribed number of pilgrims to the four Dhams, they are able to see the Lord without any hesitation and are returning with a pleasant experience.
One of the devotees who had returned from Chardham Yatra, said that God was seen very comfortably in all the Dhams and he did not find any crowd. With this, he appreciated the arrangements made by the government. Meanwhile, due to lack of space in Haridwar, pilgrims and tourists are turning to Rishikesh, due to which the pressure of crowd is increasing in Rishikesh and nearby places.
To deal with this unforeseen situation, the police has issued a route plan for the vehicles coming to the state from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, which the police of Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri and Tehri districts have to implement. This special traffic plan will be operated from the police control room of Rishikesh and Munikireti.