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Senior citizens free Chardham Yatra to starts from 11 May

Free Chardham Yatra for senior citizens

Free Chardham Yatra for senior citizens

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The state has announced Char Dham Yatra to be free of cost for the pilgrims with the age of 65 yrs and above. The pilgrims will have to get themselves registered to benefit from the scheme for which the forms will be available May 1 onwards in tehsil’s. ‘My elderly, my pilgrimage’ scheme is for people of over 65 years of age who want to visit Gangotri and Badrinath which are connected to road with no charges.

Willing pilgrims can submit the application to the regional tourist office till May 5. The travel free pilgrimage for elderly people will start from May 11. DM Ravinath Raman directed the officials to complete arrangements on time. Transportation Department was directed to check for appropriate arrangement of sufficient buses. He said the arrangement of travel of pilgrims will be done by roadways and their food facility will be taken care by GMVN.

Before sending the pilgrims to the yatra a health check up of all the devotees will be done. Instructions of providing health certificate verified by primary health centers of block and tehsil are also given. Pilgrims will also be required to attach age certificate along with application form. The regional tourism officials instructed to prepare a proposal for funds to be spent on travel. The meeting was attended by Vikasnagar SDM Mohan Singh Barniya, Chakrata SDM Ashok Kumar Pandey, Regional Tourism Officer YS Gangwar, CMO Dr. DC Chakrpani, RTO Dinesh Pandey and GMVM GM DL Rana.

News Source : Hindustan, Dehradun

Published Date: April 22, 2015

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hemant sen

my mother and father age around {60 father & mother 58} so can we able too Senior citizens free Chardham Yatra . please let me know

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I am 60 years old and my husband 69 years old . I stay in jamnagar Gujarat


What parameters do we include for health check up

Chandrika Prasad Swarnakar

We both Husband & wife are age of 68 & 63 yrs old
Can eligible to Free Senior Citizen Chardham Yatra,
We belong to Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh 495001
+91 7722929104, Mobile & WhatsApp both.

sudhir kumar de

I am 72 years old from Kolkata,West Bengal.

Am I eligible for Free Senior Citizen Char

Dham Pilgrimage of Uttarakhand Govt.? I

belong to General Category of Hindu

religion and APL ?

sudhir de

Lt Col A K Mehta, retd

I wish to avail this facility, me and my wife will at haridwar from 24/6/15 to 26/6/15. we are nearing 69 years and would like make use of services during the period pl advice


SIR, Iam 65 years, from HYDERABAD can I join in Your Senior citizens free Yatra. Please clarify to my mail address given above


sir, I am 65 years old. I am from HYDERABAD (Telengana). please clarify wheather, can I join Your Senior citizen free CHAR DHAM YATRA. if yes how to book please reply to my mail address given abov

Narayanan venkatesh

I am 66 years old. can I join the free char dham yatra. reply pl

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