Uttarakhand: 11 lakh pilgrims visit Kedarnath Dham in 126 days

Kedarnath Dham

According to the data released by officials in the last 126 days 11 lakh, pilgrims reached Kedarnath Dham, breaking the 2019 record of 10 lakh pilgrims.

“A record number of passengers have arrived on this visit. The Yatra was affected due to the corona epidemic for two years, but this time the yatra is being conducted duly,” District Magistrate (DM) Mayur Dixit said.

“In the initial phase, there were problems due to excessive crowd. There was some shortage in the cleanliness system too, but all the arrangements have been rectified. Therefore, more than five hundred, sanitation workers are providing their services from Rudraprayag to Kedarnath. Also, the departments related to travel are constantly paying attention to their work,” Dixit said.

“The instructions have been given to all the departments that there should not be any problem in the journey. Efforts are being made to provide better facilities to the pilgrims in the Dham including the walking route,” Dixit added.

Moreover, there are still one and a half months left and it is expected that the number of pilgrims to Kedarnath will cross 13 lakh.