Saturday, July 31, 2021
400 July

Pension 1500 gif

Shaheed 50 lakh gif

Kisan Karza 5.64 lakh gif

Kisan 48 hours gif

Ashirwad 51000 gif

Sohna Markfed

Innocent Admission

Pilgrims’ protest at Kedarnath leads to common man geting edge over VIPs

- Advertisement -

New Delhi, June 4, 2019-

Post Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kedarnath, the shrine has seen heavy footfall, but the growing number of pilgrims led to long queues, with some claiming they had to wait for two days for ‘darshan’. After the pilgrims’ protest, the authorities have now reduced paid “VIP entries” to clear the long queues.

The district police has decided to give common man an edge over the VIPs. The decision would result in at least five “common pilgrims” being allowed to enter the shrine for only one VIP visit at a given time.

“We have decided to keep the visitors’ ratio to 5:1 — we will allow five normal entries while only one VIP entry will be allowed at a given time. This while help the pilgrims standing in long queues to enter the shrine early,” said Ajay Rautela, Inspector General (Garhwal range).

Long queues initially brought extra revenue for the management, as more and more people started opting for ‘VIP Darshan Seva’ which allows pilgrims to visit the shrine without getting into queues by simply paying Rs 2,100. Soon, the facility became a problem for the authorities as the pilgrims who did not want to pay to enter the temple began protesting. The situation came to such a pass that the entry to the shrine was blocked for a while to calm the situation.

“We do want to visit the temple of our lord, but this was completely unfair on part of the authorities to give preference to the VIPs just because they see monetary benefits,” said Shivanshu Agarwal who had walked up from the Gauri Kund to visit the temple with his father, but had to return without entering the temple. (Agency)

- Advertisement -

Yes Punjab - TOP STORIES

Punjab News

Sikh News

Transfers, Postings, Promotions

- Advertisement -spot_img

Stay Connected

20,369FansLike
111,923FollowersFollow

ENTERTAINMENT

National

GLOBAL

OPINION

Attack on Chinese in Pakistan

Who is behind the attack on Chinese in Pakistan – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

The deadly attack, carried out on July 15, on a coach carrying Chinese engineers to an under-construction tunnel site at the 4300 MW Dasu...
Coexistence

Coexistence, a unifying factor for Indians – by Asad Mirza

For most political parties, sociologists and psephologists what a common Indian on the street thinks matters most. It is an insight into a common...
Taliban Afghanistan

Taliban’s Next Stop: Kabul, Kashmir and Kerala – by Amjad Ayub Mirza

The speedy advance of the Taliban from northern Afghanistan to Kabul in the eastern section of the country could not have been achieved without...

SPORTS

Health & Fitness

Thyroid Disorders

4 reasons women should be aware of thyroid disorders

New Delhi, July 30, 2021- The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland located at the base of the neck plays a major role in the metabolism, growth and development of the body. It also regulates multiple functions, including energy levels, weight, heart rate and mood. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones to meet the needs of...

Gadgets & Tech

error: Content is protected !!