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Vaishno Devi pilgrimage to resume from 16 August; everyday cap of 100 pilgrims from out of doors J&K

Jammu: Pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Vaishno Devi within the Trikuta Hills of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district will resume from Sunday after final suspended for nearly 5 months in gaze of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Saturday.

The yatra became once suspended on 18 March.

Ramesh Kumar, the Chief Govt Officer of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVSB) said the pilgrimage will resume from tomorrow, and within the first week there’ll be a cap of 2,000 pilgrims everyday of which 1,900 could well well be from Jammu and Kashmir and the final 100 from out of doors.

The exclaim will be reviewed thereafter and decisions will be taken accordingly, he said.

“Of us will be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage after registration entirely by online in expose to cease faraway from any meeting on the yatra registration counter.”

The pilgrims will be required to put in Aarogya Setu App on their cellphones. Carrying face masks and face veil is indispensable and they’re going to have to undergo thermal scanning at yatra entry aspects, the SMVSB CEO said.

Children below 10 years, pregnant females, other folks with comorbidities and these above 60 years had been urged to cease faraway from the pilgrimage, he said, at the side of the advisory for this neighborhood will be revisited when the problem normalises.

Kumar said outdated routes – from Katra to Bhawan by Banganga, Adhkuwari and Sanjichhat – will be outdated for going up and Himkoti route-Tarakote Marg will be outdated for coming aid from Bhawan.

COVID detrimental represent of the pilgrims from out of doors Jammu and Kashmir and furthermore from the red zone districts of the Union Territory will be checked on the helipad and yatra entry aspects at Darshani Deodi, Banganga, Katra.

“Top these with detrimental studies will be allowed to movement in opposition to Bhawan. Ponies, pithus and palkis could well no longer be allowed to ply on the tracks on the beginning,” he said.

“For the ease and comfort of pilgrims, all supplementary facilities place up by the Board love battery operated automobiles, passenger ropeway and helicopter companies will ply by strictly following social distancing norms and other precautionary measures,” Kumar added.

Booking and sitting of pilgrims in Atka Aarti home and Shradha Suman Vishesh Pooja could well no longer be allowed till additional orders. “Cloakrooms will be allowed to open but blanket stores will remain closed, on the beginning. All these measured will be reviewed fortnightly,” the CEO added.

A extensive sanitization advertising and marketing campaign has been launched by the Shrine Board truthful from Katra to Bhawan sooner than the resumption of the pilgrimage.

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