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Char Dham limited to locals after HC rap

The decision was taken by the state government during a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat on Friday.
“From July 1, locals from three districts where the Char Dham shrines are located, would be allowed to visit them," state government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal said.(PTI)
“From July 1, locals from three districts where the Char Dham shrines are located, would be allowed to visit them," state government spokesperson Subodh Uniyal said.(PTI)
Published on Jun 26, 2021 04:44 AM IST
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By Neeraj Santoshi, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

Char Dham shrines, hilly areas of Uttarakhand receive fresh snowfall

The MeT department on Tuesday predicted that moderate to dense fog is likely to occur in some parts of the plains especially in Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar from January 6-9. It further predicted that light to moderate rainfall or snowfall is likely to occur at many places in the state on Wednesday.
Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district covered in snow on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO.)
Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district covered in snow on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 12:43 AM IST
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Centre modifies hilly road width citing India-China border link, impacts Char Dham road

The Supreme Court was earlier told by the defence ministry that the court order limiting width of hilly roads to 5.5 meters posed serious repercussions for the country’s defence preparedness along the border points with China and Nepal.
The Supreme Court had asked HPC to examine the concerns of the two ministries and submit its report within two weeks. .(HT Photo (File))
The Supreme Court had asked HPC to examine the concerns of the two ministries and submit its report within two weeks. .(HT Photo (File))
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 04:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Govt’s own ministries divided on Char Dham road project, says SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday noted that the central government’s own ministries were divided on the Char Dham road project, with the ministry of defence (MoD) alleging neglect of security concerns amid tensions along the Indo-China border.
Supreme Court(File photo)
Supreme Court(File photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2020 04:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utkarsh Anand

‘Vital for army’: Centre asks SC to review Char Dham road project order

On September 8, the apex court upheld the recommendation of the minority members of the HPC and asked the implementing agencies to reduce the width of the road to 5.5m for the whole project. The Centre wants the road width to be 7.5 m.
Road widening work underway on a stretch between Joshimath and Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district.(HT file photo )
Road widening work underway on a stretch between Joshimath and Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district.(HT file photo )
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 12:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas

Char Dham project: Sudden change in road width may lead to spurt in accidents, Centre tells SC

On September 8, the apex court had upheld the recommendation of the minority members of the High-Powered Committee and asked the implementing agencies to reduce the width of the road to 5.5m for the whole project
Road widening work underway on a stretch between Joshimath and Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district.(HT file photo)
Road widening work underway on a stretch between Joshimath and Badrinath shrine in Chamoli district.(HT file photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 01:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy

Char Dham shrine portals to close for winter months beginning November 15

Those of Badrinath to close on Nov 19, Gangotri on Nov 15, and those of Yamunotri and Kedarnath to close on Nov 16
The Badrinath shrine.(HT photo)
The Badrinath shrine.(HT photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2020 04:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi

Don’t undermine SC on Char Dham plan

The Supreme Court (SC)-appointed high-powered committee met on October 17 to decide the “future course of action” on the project. But what is surprising — and wrong — is that the meeting happened without HPC chairman Ravi Chopra’s approval and participation.
As this paper had said before, the Char Dham project needs to be reviewed, and the SC needs to take a strict view of those undermining its orders.(PTI)
As this paper had said before, the Char Dham project needs to be reviewed, and the SC needs to take a strict view of those undermining its orders.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 02:06 PM IST
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Over 50,000 pilgrims visit Char Dham shrines, more than 92,000 e-passes issued

On Saturday, 4,844 pilgrims made bookings for e-passes for Char Dham pilgrimage which is a single-day record during the pandemic.
The four Himalayan pilgrimage sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - collectively called Char Dham, are among the most revered pilgrimage sites in Hindu tradition.(HT Photo)
The four Himalayan pilgrimage sites - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - collectively called Char Dham, are among the most revered pilgrimage sites in Hindu tradition.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Religious tourism may get boost as Uttarakhand eases curbs

Travel industry welcomes easing of norms as this will attract pilgrims and tourists and also provide a major boost to the livelihood of priests and religious tourism industry
Covid-19 tests are no longer mandatory for Char Dham pilgrims.(HT file)
Covid-19 tests are no longer mandatory for Char Dham pilgrims.(HT file)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haridwar | By Sandeep Rawat

‘Negative Covid-19 report not mandatory for visiting Char Dham shrines’: Uttarakhand govt

The Uttarakhand government released new guidelines for visiting Char Dham shrines on late Monday evening.
File photo: A view of Badrinath temple.(ANI)
File photo: A view of Badrinath temple.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 28, 2020 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

In process of amending wildlife act: Centre

Addressing other contentious issues during this monsoon session, the ministry said the Char Dham road project is not under its purview and that the draft environment impact assessment notification, 2020, removes existing redundancies.
The Wildlife Protection Act was last amended in 2003.(AP)
The Wildlife Protection Act was last amended in 2003.(AP)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 11:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Char Dham road project: Restoration plan for damaged Himalayan slopes sought

Supreme Court has ordered that the construction of the Char Dham road project should be done according to the 2018 circular of the ministry of transport and highways.
Hill cutting being done for the construction of All Weather Road in Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)
Hill cutting being done for the construction of All Weather Road in Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 20, 2020 03:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Pithoragarh | By Suparna Roy and BD Kasniyal | Posted by Abhinav Sahay

In a first, passes to be issued for Mahakumbh in Haridwar next year

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the authorities were expecting over 12 crore pilgrims to attend the Mahakumbh
Chief minister TS Rawat addressing a press conference virtually in Dehradun on Friday. He said the Mahakumbh would be held on schedule next year, but in a restricted manner.(Sourced)
Chief minister TS Rawat addressing a press conference virtually in Dehradun on Friday. He said the Mahakumbh would be held on schedule next year, but in a restricted manner.(Sourced)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi

Uttarakhand CM lists why Char Dham road widening is important: It’s strategic

Supreme Court had directed that the width of the Char Dham road project be kept to 5.5 metres as per the 2018 circular of ministry of road transport and highways.
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was speaking on the need to widen Char Dham road.(PTI Photo)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was speaking on the need to widen Char Dham road.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi | Posted by Abhinav Sahay

Uttarakhand CM to write to Gadkari highlighting importance of wider Char Dham roads

Char Dham highway project, or the all-weather road, aims to connect the four shrines of the state - Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri - through an 826 kilometre-long road.
File photo: Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
File photo: Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 04:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Landslides block 62 roads in Uttarakhand, MeT predicts more rain

Sunday’s landslides that were triggered y heavy overnight rain are likely to affect the Char Dham yatra for the next 01 days.
Landslides have blighted Uttarakhand this monsoon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Landslides have blighted Uttarakhand this monsoon.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 07:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent

New landslide zones activated on Char Dham road: Experts

They say heavy road construction without considering the fragility of the region has weakened the mountain areas, considering most of the work has been done on steep slopes
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the width of the highway shall not exceed the 5.5 metres that the Union road transport and highways ministry specified in 2018 for under-construction roads in mountainous terrain.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the width of the highway shall not exceed the 5.5 metres that the Union road transport and highways ministry specified in 2018 for under-construction roads in mountainous terrain.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 11:55 AM IST
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By Suparna Roy

Stick to rule: SC on Char Dham road

While the Centre has been arguing for a two-lane highway with seven-metre carriageways, some HPC members contended that such a broad width would be dangerous for the fragile Himalayan ecology because it is highly susceptible to landslides
The report stated that in some stretches, both lengths and breadths had been expanded without permission and that had led to accumulation and dumping of more muck.(HT photo)
The report stated that in some stretches, both lengths and breadths had been expanded without permission and that had led to accumulation and dumping of more muck.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi, New Delhi

Review the Char Dham project

Due processes have been violated, and a fragile Himalayan ecology is at serious risk
The government’s stand will also define how serious it is about complying with green norms in general, and the larger issue of the climate crisis.(HT)
The government’s stand will also define how serious it is about complying with green norms in general, and the larger issue of the climate crisis.(HT)
Published on Sep 03, 2020 08:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Questions raised over Char Dham road construction

The Union environment ministry has sought responses from the ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) and the Uttarakhand government about alleged violations of the forest conservation act during the construction of Char Dham road in Uttarakhand.
Char Dham(HT file photo)
Char Dham(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 05:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi

Cameras installed at Badrinath dham for ‘online darshan’ amid pandemic

The Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board (CDMB) authorities have started work for online darshan of the shrines in a bid to avoid overcrowding because of the (Covid-19) outbreak
Data showed that 21,670 pilgrims had visited the Char Dham portals until August 30 this year.(Santosh Bhatt/HT photo)
Data showed that 21,670 pilgrims had visited the Char Dham portals until August 30 this year.(Santosh Bhatt/HT photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2020 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Kalyan Das

Stranded foreign pilgrims visit Badrinath as Char Dham shrines open

This is likely the first shrine out of the Char Dham shrines to welcome foreigners this year.
They have been living in Rishikesh for the past six months and went for the pilgrimage with the help of a travel company. (Ajay Lal/ HT Photo )
They have been living in Rishikesh for the past six months and went for the pilgrimage with the help of a travel company. (Ajay Lal/ HT Photo )
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 06:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy

Over 20,000 pilgrims visit Char Dham shrines in two months despite soaring Covid-19 cases

Officials from Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board said that around 35,000 e-passes have been issued to pilgrims of which over 20,000 have already visited the shrines.
File photo: Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
File photo: Kedarnath shrine in Rudraprayag district.(Vinay Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 01:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Char Dham Board warns Gangotri priests of legal action if they stop pilgrims from other states

Ravinath Raman, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Board, said that the Gangotri priests took the decision on Tuesday to bar the pilgrims from other states.
Earlier on July 24, the Trivdendra Singh Rawat-led Uttarakhand government had decided to allow pilgrims from other states to visit Char Dham shrines, albeit with certain pre-condition amid the viral outbreak.(HT Photo)
Earlier on July 24, the Trivdendra Singh Rawat-led Uttarakhand government had decided to allow pilgrims from other states to visit Char Dham shrines, albeit with certain pre-condition amid the viral outbreak.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 02:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi

Gangotri shrine shut till August 15 days after govt allows pilgrims from other states

The decision has been taken by the priests at the shrine in the wake of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the Himalayan state.
Barricade put up outside the main gate of Gangotri shrine in Uttarkashi district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Barricade put up outside the main gate of Gangotri shrine in Uttarkashi district on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 05:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Uttarkashi/Dehradun | By Vipin Negi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Char Dham soil and Ganga water to be sent to Ayodhya for Ram Temple Bhumi Pujan

The water of Gangers considered to be holy and soil from the four pilgrimages of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri will be sent to Ayodhya.
The Char Dham shrines in Uttarakhand are considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages in Hindu religion. )(ANI Photo)
The Char Dham shrines in Uttarakhand are considered to be one of the holiest pilgrimages in Hindu religion. )(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 03:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy | Posted by Abhinav Sahay

Committee on Char Dham project divided over green impact

The report points out that the occurrence of landslides has been enhanced by vertical or near-vertical cuts without sufficient slope vulnerability analysis in the fragile Himalayas.
The proposed all-weather road will connect the four shrines of Uttarakhand -- Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. (Santosh Bhatt/HT Photo)
The proposed all-weather road will connect the four shrines of Uttarakhand -- Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. (Santosh Bhatt/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy

Uttarakhand: Landslides, triggered by heavy rain, block three national highways

The Uttarakhand government announced on Thursday morning that the Rishikesh-Gangotri NH was blocked for traffic, as debris had fallen from mountains near Bhatwadi in Uttarkashi district.
The Rishikesh-Yamunotri NH was blocked for traffic near Dabur Kot.(PTI)
The Rishikesh-Yamunotri NH was blocked for traffic near Dabur Kot.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi | By Suparna Roy

Masks, sanitisation, no prasad: Char Dham pilgrimage in times of Covid-19

Pilgrims to Uttarakhand’s Char Dham shrines have to undergo thermal scanning and sanitisation before they are allowed to enter the premises. Wearing of masks has also been made compulsory at all the shrines.
Pilgrims wearing masks and maintaining social distance stand in a queue outside Badrinath shrine, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Pilgrims wearing masks and maintaining social distance stand in a queue outside Badrinath shrine, Uttarakhand.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 08:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
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