New Delhi: The Vaishno Devi Yatra, which has been suspended for five months, will resume on 16 August. Only 500 pilgrims will be allowed per day.
The preparations have already begun for the resumption of the Yatra, said the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB). The temple premises are being regularly sanitised and all the norms amid the Covid-19 pandemic are in place to welcome pilgrims, it added.
The administration has set guidelines for the pilgrims visiting the shrine. A maximum of 500 pilgrims per day will be permitted in a graded manner from outside Jammu and Kashmir.
Registration of pilgrims should be made only through online mode, in order to avoid any assembly of persons at current counters.