Shubham Jaiswal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After nearly five months of shutting down due to COVID-19 pandemic, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra is all set to resume from August 16 with necessary restrictions in place, the Jammu and Kashmir administration announced on Friday.
Notably, the J&K government issued a notice on August 4. Preparations have already begun. The Vaishno Devi temple premises are being regularly sanitized and all the norms amid the COVID-19 pandemic are in place to welcome pilgrims, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board said.
The temple board will also release its own SOP soon.
1. A maximum of 500 pilgrims per day will be permitted from outside Jammu and Kashmir.
2. Pilgrims visiting the shrine will be allowed in a graded manner.
3. Registration of pilgrims should be made only through an online mode to avoid any assembly of persons at current counters.
4. Installation and use of Aarogya Setu App is mandatory for all pilgrims.