Even though the pandemic is still upon us, the hotels, tourist spots and metro and railway services are slowly opening. The tourism industry has been hit hard by the global pandemic, and hence, there was a tremendous necessity to revive the sector. Similarly, all the worship places also felt an urgent need to allow devotees. Did you know priests in Haridwar have started working in factories to sustain themselves? Read on for all the latest COVID-19 travel updates and guidelines.
Hotels In Himachal’s Parvati Valley To Reopen
The hotel owners of Parvati Valley in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh are planning to reopen the hotels from September 15. This decision comes as an effort to revamp the tourism sector, which suffered a massive blow due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. In a bid to lure back the visitors, the hoteliers are planning to offer a 50 per cent discount on hotel bookings. All the hotels would be following the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the government. Also, tourists will have to mandatory provide COVID-19 negative reports to get access in the region again. Here are 5 Gorgeous Resorts In Kasol Perfect For Social Distancing.
Metro Services In Kolkata To Resume In A Graded Manner
Kolkata Metro Railway will resume its operations from September 14. It will be done in a graded manner, and initially, the services will be available from 8 am to 8 pm. The Kolkata Metro Railway will also run special services for NEET aspirants and their parents on September 13. Passengers will need to abide by the following guidelines.
- The passengers will have to wear face masks and sanitiser their hands from sanitiser dispensers placed at platforms before boarding a train.
- The passengers can only use smart cards for travel, and no tokens will be used. They will have to download the Aarogya Setu App.
- Passengers will have to get their body temperature checked at the gate and use only specified gates for entry and exit. COVID-19 Travel Updates: Delhi Metro Gets 15,000 Passengers On Day 1; Corbett To Reopen On Oct 15.
Kangra Temples To Allow Devotees With Strict Guidelines
The Kangra administration has announced Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for reopening the temples in the district. All prominent shrines, such as Bajjreshwari Devi temple, Jawalaji Temple, Chamunda temple and Baijnath Shiv temple, will be reopened from September 10. However, people above age 65 years, those with comorbidity, and children below ten years of age will not be allowed into the temple premises. Here are the other guidelines to follow at Kangra temple.
- Devotees can offer deities, but they will need to follow adequate physical distancing rules strictly.
- People with COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed inside the temple premises
- No devotee will be permitted to stand before the idol for more than one minute.
- Social distancing and wearing of masks is mandatory
- Devotees will be thermally screened at the entry. Alt Life Co-Working Space In Dharamkot Has An Amazing View Of The Kangra Valley & FREE Wi-Fi!
Be sure that you read up these guidelines before you plan to use any of these services. Stay safe!