The Uttarakhand state government will likely resume Chardham Yatra after the COVID-related curfew is lifted, and the pandemic subsides.
Referring to this, Uttarakhand Tourism and Culture Minister Satpal Maharaj said that although it is being planned to open the Chardham Yatra in a phased manner if the pandemic subsides in the coming weeks, nothing has been finalised yet.
As per the reports, the ongoing curfew is scheduled to end on June 8, after which restrictions will likely be lifted in a phased manner depending on the pandemic situation. In such a scenario, Badrinath in Chamoli district, Kedarnath in Rudraprayag, while Gangotri and Yamunotri in Uttarkashi district, will reopen depending upon the COVID situation.
It has been stated that phased opening of the Chardham Yatra is only possible if decline in COVID cases are reported.
Reportedly, Satpal Maharaj met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat to discuss problems that the tourism industry is facing due to the second…