Whereas vacating its keep on the Chardham Yatra final month, the excessive courtroom had imposed a day by day cap on the variety of pilgrims visiting the Himalayan temples as a precautionary measure in view of the Covid pandemic.
The state authorities, in a modification utility filed earlier than the division bench of Justice R C Khulbe and Justice Alok Kumar on Friday, additionally mentioned if the cap can’t be eliminated solely then the restrict ought to be elevated to three,000 for each Badrinath and Kedarnath, 1,000 for
and 700 for Yamunotri.
The present restrict is 1,000 pilgrims day by day for Badrinath, 800 for Kedarnath, 600 for Gangotri and 400 for Yamunotri.
The state authorities’s utility mentioned that the day by day restrict on pilgrims is affecting the earnings of individuals engaged in Chardham-related companies because the yatra, which had a delayed begin, can go on solely until mid-November.
Nonetheless, the courtroom directed that the matter be talked about within the common bench of the Chief Justice on Monday.