Pilgrims will currently fly to cave from Rs 1445 solely
The process of registering Yatris for this year's Shri Amarnathji Yatra can start on might seven, 2012, simultaneously for each the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, through 174 Bank Branches and via the web based mostly e-Registration System.
The decision to start the registration for this year's Yatra was taken throughout an in depth review meeting held yesterday by the Shrine Board Chairman, N. N. Vohra, with Navin K. Choudhary, Chief govt Officer, Preet Pal Singh, further Chief govt Officer and alternative involved functionaries of the Board.
Mr Choudhary informed that the registration of the Yatris can start, across the country, from Registration Counters located in 121 designated Branches of the J&K Bank, forty nine Branches of the YES Bank and four District Cooperative Banks. For the data of all involved, full details of all the Registration Centres are being shown on the Board's web site, www.shriamarnathjishrine.com. CEO any stated that, as counseled by the Board's Sub-Committee headed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, and consequently approved by the Shrine Board, this year's Yatra can start simultaneously, along each the Baltal and therefore the Chandanwari routes, on twenty fifth June and culminate on Raksha Bandhan, the 2nd August, 2012.
While applying for Yatra allow each intending Yatri would be needed to submit a Health Certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP). CEO informed that forty five, sixty eight and 107 Yatris had lost their lives within the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Yatras, respectively. during this context, and additionally considering that a majority of the Yatris don't pay serious attention to the Health Advisories issued by the CEO, the Board has determined that the Yatris ought to endure a compulsory health check-up and furnish a Health Certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner once they apply for a Yatra allow. This demand had additionally been suggested by the National Disaster Management Authority, he added.
CEO stated that with the shut attention paid by the Shrine Board Chairman, N. N. Vohra, it had been doable to progressively expand the Registration network once a year, for enhancing the convenience of the intending Yatris. This year, the Board has been ready to increase the amount of Bank Registration Counters to 174 from 149 in 2011.
For the aim of Registration, to be done on "First-Come-First-Serve Basis", the requisite Application type and therefore the Compulsory Health Certificate type is collected from any of the designated branches of J&K Bank, YES Bank and Cooperative Banks or downloaded from the Board's web site. Registration are going to be done through a Yatra allow, which is able to be issued on the submission of a duly filled-in Application type, Compulsory Health Certificate and payment of handling charges of Rs. fifteen per Yatri. As determined by the Chairman, there'll be no increase within the handling charges of Rs. fifteen per Yatri for Registration done through the Registration Counters or through the web based mostly e-Registration system.
The CEO said that the Yatris will get a provisional Yatra allow on-line via the web site of J&K Bank (http://yatra.jkbank.net), on payment of handling charges of Rs. fifteen per Yatri. but Yatris, who hold provisional Yatra Permits can ought to submit the prescribed Health Certificate at Yatra Base Camps - Baltal and Nunwan - and have their provisional Yatra Permits stamped by officers of the Shrine Board before being allowed to proceed beyond the bottom Camps. This facility has been particularly provided for the advantage of those pilgrims who might not have prepared access to any of the 174 designated Registration Counters. CEO stated that each Registered Yatri are going to be coated by an Accidental Insurance of Rs. one lakh, that is paid by the Shrine Board.
Cautioning the Yatris against endeavor this arduous Yatra while not securing a allow, Mr Choudhary stressed that for guaranteeing effective security arrangements along the troublesome tracks, solely those Yatris are going to be allowed to proceed beyond the bottom Camps, and cross the Entry Gates at Domel and Chandanwari, who are in possession of a Yatra allow that is valid for a specified date and route.
The CEO stated that, from seventh might 2012 onwards, the interested Yatris will reserve their heli-seats through the net based mostly on-line Reservation System, by logging on to the Shrine Board's web site. He clarified that to scale back inconvenience and delays, any Yatri who travels by the helicopter services wouldn't be needed to get a Yatra allow however can got to furnish a Compulsory Health Certificate before being allowed to board the helicopter. CEO explained that the helicopter price ticket would function Yatra allow for the Yatris traveling by helicopter services, because the format of the price ticket would contain the data needed by the Board.
He informed that the helicopter services for the Yatris would be accessible on every of the 2 routes viz. Baltal-Panjtarni-Baltal and Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam. The a technique heli-fare for Baltal-Panjtarni and Pahalgam-Panjtarni has been mounted at Rs. 1445 and Rs. 2355, respectively. The CEO noted that this year one-way passenger fare for Baltal-Panjtarni has been reduced to Rs. 1445, from Rs. 2425 last year. Like-wise, the one-way passenger fare for Pahalgam-Panjtarni has been reduced to Rs. 2355, from Rs. 3495 last year.