District magistrate Uttarkashi, Ashish Shrivastava told, “The portals of Yamunotri temple will open on Akshay Tritya on April 28 at 12:15 pm. This year, we are expecting more tourists than the two lakh who visited us last year. Badkot-Damta-Yamunotri highway will be improved so that pilgrims face no problem in their commute,” said Shrivastava.
Last year, some pilgrims had suffered a heart attack on Yamunotri route and died.
For convenience of the pilgrims, the administration has started a prepaid pony service at Jankichatti counter. Shrivastava also said that health check up for pilgrims over 50 years of age has been made mandatory.