Dehradun-Uttarakhand: The preparations for the impending Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand are in full swing and reaching their final stages, with the registration of the pilgrims pending verification, officials said
The registration of pilgrims for the Char Dham Yatra would be subject to three-way verification. At Barkot for Yamunotri, Hina for Gangotri, Sonprayag for Kedarnath, and Pandukeshwar for Badrinath, scanner equipment will be set up for verification.
A pilgrim's registration will be confirmed by scanning the QR code with a smartphone when their passenger wristband and a copy of their physical registration are accepted as valid identification.
In the meantime, on Thursday, in preparation for the yearly pilgrimage, Uttarakhand Health Secretary Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar examined the Health ATMs set up at the sub-district hospital in Srinagar and the base hospital in Srikot.
During his inspection, Kumar provided the hospital management with the required instructions to ensure the efficient operation of the health ATMs. He also requested that a technical person be stationed at these ATMs for the comfort of the Char Dham pilgrims.
Hewlett Packard Enterprises under "Corporate Social Responsibility" in various medical units identified in the Garhwal division, on the Yatra route, for regular health check-up of devotees. Parameters such as blood pressure, body temperature, sugar level, oxygen content, body fat, and 70 free tests, including index, dehydration, and pulse rate, will be done."
"Healthcare services on the Yatra route are being upgraded, and in the near future, there will be more Health ATMs. By assembling a team on the pilgrimage route in the Pauri area, the health officer was also instructed to perform a thorough checking campaign of food products at various hotels, dhabas, and restaurants, officials said.
The state government has taken all necessary efforts, said Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, to ensure a hassle-free and smooth Char Dham pilgrimage this year. "The Char Dham Yatra has been fully prepared for. We have made every provision to guarantee that everyone has a smooth and trouble-free journey to the pilgrimage locations because more than 12 lakh pilgrims have registered," Dhami said.
Along with representatives from various departments, Badrinath Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) president Ajendra Ajay visited the temple on Sunday to oversee ongoing renovation work and talk over pilgrims' travel plans.
On April 25, Kedarnath Dham's doors will open, and on April 27, Badrinath Dham's doors will also be thrown wide.