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Char Dham football crosses the daily limit fixed by govt

Dehradun: Char Dham shrines are witnessing an unprecedented rush. The four revered temples are collectively hosting more than 38,000 pilgrims daily in violation of the government order (GO)issued earlier this month. The GO limited the daily pilgrim footfall at Char Dham shrines to 38,000. Up to 15,000  pilgrims were to be allowed at Badrinath daily while Kedarnath could host 12,000 devotees per day. For Gangotri and Yamunotri, the daily cap on pilgrim's footfall was fixed at 7,000 and 4,000 respectively.
In the first three days of its opening, the Kedarnath temple recorded a devotee footfall of 54,144. Meanwhile, Badrinath hosted 16,542 pilgrims on 9th May 2022, i.e. 1,542 pilgrims more than the permissible limit of 15,000.
The Gangotri shrine, on May, 8 and 9, hosted 9,107 and 7,572 devotees respectively. Since its opening. Yamunotri has hosted over 6,000 daily pilgrims on an average. 
Interestingly, 9.6 lakh pilgrims have registered for the yatra for the month of May. When queried, Harichand Semwalll, secretary of culture and pilgrimage management, told, "I will discuss the issue with the state chief secretary. We will take further action as per his directions. After consent from higher authorities, an amendment, if required, will be made to the earlier order."
Notably, following sharp reactions from tour operators and a section of priests, chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had said that "no pilgrim numbers have been fixed and a decision will soon be taken on the issue".Currently, state authorities are not sure whether to enforce the GO or not.
To avoid a stampede,  sector-based securities planned at Kedarnath, Badri

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