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Uttarakhand: Order for opening Chardham Yatra postponed for 3 districts

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Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal (Photo/ANI)
Cabinet Minister Subodh Uniyal (Photo/ANI)

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], June 15 (ANI): Uttarakhand government on Tuesday postponed its order to open the Chardham Yatra for people from three districts Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi.

Government Spokesperson and Cabinet Minister, Subodh Uniyal told ANI that the hearing is underway at Nainital High Court regarding the Chardham Yatra.

The state government will reconsider opening the yatra after June 16, he added.

This comes a day after Uniyal had announced that the residents of Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi have been permitted to visit the Char Dham sites of Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri-Yamunotri, respectively. For this, a negative report of RTPCR was made mandatory.

The Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the Covid-19 curfew in the hill state by one more week to June 22. During the extended lokdown, markets will open for three days a week, sweet shops for five days. Autos have been allowed to operate in cities, as well as it has been decided to open revenue courts. (ANI)

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