The famous Sikh shrine in high mountain in Uttarakhand, Hemkund Sahib’s route cut short by 4 kms. Now pilgrims have to trek 18 kms only instead to 22 kms. A motor road which was earlier had last stoppage in Govind Ghat now extended to Pulna.
Pilgrims now can drive to Pulna after Govind Ghat. Chamoli DM said that this year better facilities will be provided for pilgrims during the 18 km trek to Hemkund Sahib. Tourist amenity centres and rain shelter are built in the route.
Yatra to Hemkund Sahib will start from 30 May as the shrine will open for pilgrims on 01 June. The shrine is now have electricity supply which was earlier damaged by snow avalanches. DM also added about police deployment and precautions measures to deal with any situation.
CM Harish Rawat also asked centre government to start flights between Dehradun to Chandigarh, Amritsar.
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