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Kedarnath yatra be resumed from 5 Oct

Uttrakhand che chief minister Vijay Bahuguna told that Kedarnath yatra will be resumed from 5 October, which is also the first day of the Navratra.  The state is returning to normalcy after facing huge tragedy in the higher hills. The tourism industry suffered a lot, but now a new hope has begun. It is noteworthy that 28-30 per cent of the GDP comes from the state tourism industry.

He further said that initially, only 200 medically-fit pilgrims will be allowed to visit Kedarnath shrine. Before starting the holy journey, a free medical-test will be conducted of every aspiring pilgrim/tourist at the health centre in Guptkashi. The registration of every pilgrim has been made compulsory. Only small vehicles will be allowed to move in the Kedarnath and Badrinath region.

For the convenience of pilgrims, two helicopters from Guptkashi and two from Dehradun will be allowed to fly to Kedarnath shrine. The frequency of the air travel and the number of tourists will be decided by the district administration and civil aviation.

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