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River Rafting Rishikesh News Latest | Rafting Ban In Rishikesh | Ojas Holidays


Uttarakhand state high court lifts the ban on River Rafting, Paragliding, and other Water Sports, in Rishikesh, and other parts of the state Uttrakhand. The ruling comes once the regime filed a comprehensive official document alongside documents associated with ‘The Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014’ before the state high court.

On June 18, the court had prohibited rafting, paragliding and alternative water sports all told rivers of the state until the regime framed a policy to manage them.
The Uttarakhand state supreme court on Wednesday upraised its ban on River Rafting in Rishikesh, paragliding and other water sports in all told rivers of the state.
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Modifying its previous order, the court on Wednesday said: “The regime has filed a comprehensive official document and additionally placed an annexure on record viz. Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014. River rafting is permissible within the state, strictly as per the Uttarakhand River Rafting/Kayaking Rules, 2014.”

The HC additionally permissible the military to undertake river rafting once taking all precautions and direct the regime to issue necessary no objection certificate to the military within 3days.

According to an application submitted within the HC, it absolutely was discovered that “army personnel needs to undertake rafting as per their customary procedure” within the rivers of the state.

A division bench of acting magistrate Rajiv Sharma and justice Lok Pal Singh gave these directions whereas hearing a public interest proceeding (PIL) filed by Rishikesh primarily based social activist Hari Om Kashyap.

The petitioner had discovered in his PIL that authorities involved were supplying amerciable leases in favor of the personal agencies within the watercourse bed of the Ganga.

According to the PIL, temporary structures were allowed to be got wind of on the banks of Ganga and rafting was being meted out by personal entrepreneurs while not following any law.
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Published: Sep 13, 2018

Source: Hindustan Times, Nainital

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