However, it will be compulsory for them to register on the tourism department's portal before setting out on the pilgrimage, Chief Secretary S S Sandhu said after holding a meeting with officials Friday night to discuss the yatra and how to conduct it successfully.
Dehradun: The number of pilgrims for the annual ‘Char Dham Yatra’ has significantly increased in 2017, an official of the Uttarakhand government said on Wednesday. Post the 2013 flash floods that killed thousands, the pilgrimage had evoked lukewarm response over the past few years. The natural calamity had left the pilgrims worried about their safety. […]