Chardham Yatra Do's & Don'ts


  • The big sized vehicles with wheel basemore than 166 inches and overhag more than fifty percent are not allowed in yatra routes and on hill routes.
  • The driver should be experienced and efficient for driving on hill roads.
  • Driver should be experienced and the passengers traveling the vehicle.
  • The descending vehicle on the slopes should giveway to ascending vehicle.
  • First Aid box and wooden blocks should always be kept in the vehicle.
  • The vehicle should be technically fit for the hill journey. Specially check the brakes, tyres, steering, level of Engine oil & Battery.
  • All valid documents related to vehicle and driver should be with the driver.
  • It is advisable to use genuine parts during the repairs of the vehicle and the vehicle should be repaired by technically skilled persons only.
  • Backlights and reflectors in working condition should be fixed on the rear part a tractor and attached trailer.
  • Periodical eye test is advised for every person driving a vehicle.
  • All commercial passenger vehicle should invariably obtain the GREEN CARD from either of the transport office at Haridwar, Rishikesh or Dehradun, before starting the hill journey- The green card is given after examination of vehicles and it is a compilation of registration certificate, tax payment certificate, driving and conductor's license.
  • All lights and reflectors should be in working condition.
  • Always use the horn on the bends.
  • While parking the vehicle always apply the hand brakes.


  • Do not travel in un-authorized vehicles such as private vehicles. Plying as un-authorized commercial vehicles on hire and reward.
  • The vehicle should not be driven by inexperienced person of by the helper of the driver.
  • Do not drive before 5 A.M.or after 7 P.M.on hill routes.
  • Do not drive in excessive speed since hill routes may be narrow and steeply ascending and descending with bends.
  • Driver should not wear Rubber slippers while driving. instead the shoes shall be worn by the driver while driving.
  • Driver should not perform than eight hours as steering duty in a day.
  • Special care be taken to ensure that the vehicle is not driven by a person under the influence of the liquor or any drugs.
  • Driver should not operate tape or radio etc .in a moving vehicle.
  • Loading of passengers or goods beyond permissible limits should be strictly avoided.
  • Passengers should not travel in goods vehicles such as trucks, utility vans etc.
  • It is advisable not to use the re-treaded tyres on the hill roads.
  • Do not overtake without taking pass from the vehicle.
  • Do not overtake without taking pass from the vehicle in front. Never overtake an overtaking vehicle.

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