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Uttarakhand State PCS

  • 19 Jun 2024
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Crowd Eye Device

Why in News?

Recently, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has developed a 'Crowd Eye' device to manage increasing pilgrim footfall at the Char Dham shrines by sending alerts before the crowd increases.

  • On the experimental grounds, preparations are being made to install the first Crowd Eye device in Yamunotri.

Key Points

  • This device is designed for real-time monitoring of religious places to manage crowds.
  • A funding request has been submitted to Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) in Dehradun for installing a locally developed ‘Crowd Eye’ device in Yamunotri.
    • The project will start after budget approval, with production cost estimated at 60 to 70 thousand rupees. Efforts are also being made to patent this technology.
  • Future updates aim to differentiate between male and female data within crowd counts.
  • Surveys at Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Pantdweep parking areas in Haridwar are addressing traffic congestion during the pilgrimage season.

Char Dham Yatra

  • Yamunotri Dham:
    • Location: Uttarkashi district.
    • Dedicated to: Goddess Yamuna.
    • River Yamuna is the second-most sacred river in India after River Ganga.
  • Gangotri Dham:
    • Location: Uttarkashi district.
    • Dedicated to: Goddess Ganga.
    • Considered the most sacred of all Indian rivers.
  • Kedarnath Dham:
    • Location: Rudraprayag district.
    • Dedicated to: Lord Shiva.
    • Situated on the bank of the Mandakini River.
    • One of the 12 Jyotirlingas (divine representations of Lord Shiva) in India.
  • Badrinath Dham:
    • Location: Chamoli district.
    • Home to the sacred Badrinarayan Temple.
    • Dedicated to: Lord Vishnu.
    • One of the holy shrines for Vaishnavites.

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