The Char Dham Yatra, set to start on April 22, 2023, has new guidelines from the Uttarakhand government. According to recent reports, obligatory registration will be compulsory for all pilgrims traveling to Uttarakhand for the Char Dham Yatra.
At the Char Dham Yatra this year, the state anticipates a larger turnout of pilgrims. Tight controls will be implemented to ensure that all domestic and foreign pilgrims have completed their mandatory registration. Nobody will be permitted to travel without completing the required registration. The state government has directed all department personnel to remain attentive and to guarantee safe and efficient operations during the Badrinath Yatra in light of the recent earth subsidence near Joshimath.
Due to recent fissures that have occurred on the Badrinath Highway, which is located close to Joshimath, Badrinath Dham is this year's most significant Char Dham leg. Joshimath is a settlement that serves as the entrance to Badrinath Dham. Joshimath and Badrinath Dham are separated by only 45 kilometers, which can be traveled in less than two hours. The Helang Bypass, which is located just 9 km before reaching Joshimath, has once again been chosen by the authorities this year because it is still in the early stages of construction.
History of Joshimath
Many homes, roads, and farms in Joshimath started to show ominous fractures at the beginning of January. These fissures developed at Joshimath and its environs. Construction on the Helang Bypass was also suspended as a result of this problem.
The carrying capacity of these high-altitude pilgrimage sites has come up in light of the number of pilgrims last year (45 lakh people), according to experts and environmentalists. The fragile zone encompasses the entire Himalayan region, which includes several pilgrimage sites