Kedarnath Yatra: The doors of Kedarnath temple located in Rudraprayag district were opened on 6 May last month. Since then there is an influx of pilgrims every day. In such a situation, questions are being raised about the safety of passengers due to an uncontrolled hard landing of a helicopter while landing on the Kedarnath Dham helipad on May 31 of last month.
Issuing a statement on this incident, DGCA said that we are investigating this matter. However, there is no report of any passenger getting injured in this landing. DGCA said that we have issued a guideline for operating aircraft in Kedar Valley, according to which aircraft can be operated. Appropriate action will be taken against whoever violates these rules.
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59 pilgrims have died
Let us tell you that since the opening of the door, devotees have gathered in Baba’s Dham. According to the information, in the last one month, more than 4 lakh 82 thousand pilgrims have paid their respects at Baba’s Dham. But since the opening of the doors, about 59 pilgrims have died there. The process of death of passengers reaching Kedarnath Yatra continues continuously.
Animal cruelty is also happening
The distance from Gaurikund to Kedarnath Dham is 18 km by foot. There is a direct climb from this route to reach Kedarnath Dham. Four and a half thousand horses and mules are being operated every day on this footpath. Many of these operations are cruel to these animals to earn money. This is the reason why many innocent animals are dying every day on this road. At the same time, the task force team constituted by the district administration has so far registered an FIR against many such operators under the Cruelty to Animals Act.