Disaster Control Room to be set up for Char Dham Yatra

DEHRADUN: In view of the emergencies that prevailed in Uttarakhand’s Joshimath recently, a disaster management control room will be set up said officials quoting a statement issued by the CM. Additionally, a Border Roads organization team will be deployed to ensure the smooth conduct of the pilgrimage to Badrinath officials added.

The orders were issued by CM Dhami who chaired a meeting to discuss the preparations for the Char Dham yatra.

The Border Roads organization team will be stationed in Joshimath to Monitor the yatra throughout the day and ensure immediate attention in case of cracks in roads and any other problems.

 The Char Dham Yatra will commence with the opening of the portals of the Gangotri and the Yamunotri temples on April 22. The Kedarnath portal will open on April 25 and that for Badrinath on April 27.

Public works departments have been instructed to make all roads pothole free. “All departments should work on the shortcomings and try to provide improved facilities to pilgrims, he added”.

“A safe and smooth yatra is our collective responsibility”, Dhami underlined. Team of veterinary doctors will be deployed on Yatra routes to take care of the horses and mules used for the pilgrimage.

Dhami also appealed to the pilgrims to spend five percent of their budgets on buying local products.”The Char Dham Yatra can be used as a platform to promote local millet-based products, he said”

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