Char Dham Car Registration Guide

The Char Dham Yatra, encompassing the sacred destinations of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath, holds profound significance for followers of Hinduism. Ensuring the lawful operation of vehicles along this revered route demands strict adherence to regulatory protocols. Two essential permits, namely the Green Card and Trip Card, are indispensable for legal compliance.

Issued by the Transport Department or Regional Transport Offices, these permits validate commercial vehicles' eligibility to traverse the esteemed Char Dham circuit. Efficiently navigating these registration procedures is essential for facilitating pilgrims' safe and spiritually enriching journey.

Green Card for Char Dham Yatra

A green card is a document that compiles details of a vehicle's documents, encompassing its fitness certificate, road permit, tax deposit certificate, insurance certificate, and pollution certificate information. The Green Card permit is a mandatory requirement for commercial vehicles travelling in the Char Dham Route. You can acquire the Green card following a physical examination at any transport office within Uttarakhand. Green card have made once and it valid tills 30th November or Yatra period, which ever comes before. Throughout the validity period of the green card, an unlimited number of journeys can be undertaken during the entirety of the Char Dham Yatra. It is compulsory to renew the green card upon its expiration.

Documents & Fee Required for Green Card

Below are the documents necessary for acquiring the Green Card permit on the Char Dham route:

  • Registration certificate
  • Fitness Certificate
  • Uttarakhand State Road Tax Deposit Certificate
  • Permit of Uttarakhand state
  • Pollution control certificate
  • Insurance certificate of the vehicle
Green Card Fee

The fee for the Green Card, according to the vehicle type, is provided below. The fee for the Green Card must be paid by the vehicle owner online at the time of application.

  1. Light motor vehicles INR 400
  2. Medium motor vehicle INR 600
  3. Heavy motor vehicle INR 600

Trip Card for Char Dham Yatra

The trip card, a vital aspect of the Char Dham Yatra, acts as a comprehensive record of the pilgrimage journey. It contains essential information about the driver, such as license details, and records details of passengers. Importantly, each trip card is valid for just one round trip, necessitating the issuance of a new card for each subsequent journey. Before applying for Trip Card, Char Dham Yatra Registration or Yatra ePass is mandatory, which can be done easily by registration at There is no fee required for obtaining the Trip Card and it can be obtained online easily. This meticulous process ensures accurate documentation and regulatory compliance throughout the pilgrimage, contributing to a safe and well-organized travel experience for all pilgrims.

Documents Required for Trip Card

Below are the documents necessary for acquiring the Trip Card permit on the Char Dham route:

  • Yatra ePass
  • Driving License
  • Hill endorsement on driver's license
  • Uttarakhand state permit
  • Tax payment certificate of Uttarakhand state
  • Passengers list traveling in the vehicle in the prescribed format

How to Apply Green Card & Trip Card for Char Dham Yatra

To apply for the Green Card and Trip Card for the Char Dham Yatra, visit the official website of the Transport Department at The Green Card can be obtained through online application from any Regional Transport Office (RTO) or Sub-Regional Transport Office (SRTO) within Uttarakhand. Following a physical inspection, the Green Card can be acquired from any transport office in Uttarakhand. Trip Cards for all vehicle types are exclusively issued online.

Important Note: It is important to note that private vehicles are not required to obtain Green Card or Trip Card for the Char Dham Yatra. However, it is mandatory for private vehicles to undergo Char Dham registration, with everyone one is traveling in that vehicle. This registration ensures compliance with regulations and facilitates a smooth journey for families embarking on the pilgrimage.

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