Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his Uttarakhand visit by offering prayers at the famous Kedarnath temple shrine on Friday, October 21. Kedarnath and Badrinath are among the most important Hindu shrines. The area is also known for one of the most revered Sikh holy sites - Hemkund Sahib. The connectivity projects are aimed to ease access and improve basic infrastructure in places of religious significance.
Uttarakhand CM Dhami on Monday flagged off free health services provided by a private health organization for devotees. 15,000 pilgrims will be allowed daily at Badrinath, 12,000 at Kedarnath, 7,000 at Gangotri and 4,000 at Yamunotri. It is not mandatory for the pilgrims to carry a negative test report or COVID-19 vaccination certificate this year.