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Badrinath Yatra pilgrims now have their own mobile app

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday launched a mobile application for the annual Badrinath pilgrimage.

tech Updated: Oct 06, 2015 14:47 IST
The Badrinath Yatra mobile app will have information about ATMs, petrol pumps, hotels, restaurants, potable water, toilets, parkings, bus stands, taxi stands and repair shops.
The Badrinath Yatra mobile app will have information about ATMs, petrol pumps, hotels, restaurants, potable water, toilets, parkings, bus stands, taxi stands and repair shops.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday launched a mobile application for the annual Badrinath pilgrimage.

Known as ‘Shubh Badrinath Yatra’, the application made by the district administration of Chamoli, provides information of the pilgrimage between Joshimath and Badrinath.

Officials said when users are online, the application would automatically detect their location and give them information from that point of journey.

Garhwal Divisional Commissioner Chandra Singh Napalchyal said the mobile app will have information about ATMs, petrol pumps, hotels, restaurants, potable water, toilets, parkings, bus stands, taxi stands and repair shops.

All these facilities including emergency and helipad services would be linked to the Google maps. The application would also suggest alternate and emergency routes in case of a landslide or bad weather conditions, officials added.

Chief Minister Rawat said based on the success of the application, the Uttarakhand government would try to extend it to Yamunotri, Gangotri and Kedarnath shrines.