Dehradun, July 24
The Uttarakhand Devasthanam Board on Friday issued a revised customary working process (SOP) permitting asymptomatic individuals from exterior the state to undertake the chardham yatra however with circumstances.
According to the revised SOP, asymptomatic folks from exterior the state who’ve undergone the RT-PCR check from an ICMR-authorised lab and examined unfavorable 72 hours previous to their arrival in Uttarakhand can undertake a pilgrimage to the shrines after procuring an e-pass from the Devasthanam Board, its CEO, Ravinath Raman, instructed reporters.
The revised SOP has been issued to provide an impetus to the chardham yatra, which commenced on July 1 however was restricted to folks from Uttarakhand solely, he mentioned.
Asymptomatic folks from exterior the state who haven’t undertaken the RT-PCR check from an ICMR-authorised lab 72 hours earlier than arrival must mandatorily endure a quarantine earlier than making use of for an e-pass, the revised SOP says.
When the COVID-19 scenario normalises, extra steps might be taken to provide an impetus to the chardham yatra, Raman mentioned.
Pilgrims must mandatorily carry the e-pass, a photograph ID card and the RT-PCR check report in authentic whereas travelling to the Himalayan temples, he mentioned.
More than 21,178 e-passes have been issued by the board to pilgrims from inside the state since July 1, and greater than 10,000 of them have already visited chardham, Raman added. PTI