1.69 lakh register for Amarnath pilgrimage

TNN Bureau. Updated: 5/16/2018 10:23:57 AM Front Page

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, today reviewed arrangements for the forthcoming Yatra which is scheduled to commence on 28th June 2018. The review meeting was attended by Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor and Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board (CEO); Shri Bhupinder Kumar, Additional Chief Executive Officer; Shri R.K. Pandita, General Manager (Works) SASB and other officers of the Shrine Board.
Governor reviewed the status of preparations and the action being taken for timely securing the required arrangements for Yatra 2018. CEO briefed about the item-wise todate position of all arrangements required to be made for the Yatra, within and outside the Yatra area.

Governor was informed that till date nearly 1.39 lakh pilgrims have registered for Yatra 2018, including 2122 under the Group Registration facility and 31 under the category of ex-India pilgrims. It was also informed that till date 28,516 intending pilgrims have availed the facility of online booking of heli-tickets from both the Pahalgam and Baltal routes.

In order to strengthen the efforts already being made to disseminate Yatra related awareness amongst the intending Yatris, CEO informed that SMSs containing Health Advisories and “Dos and Don’ts” are being regularly sent through Bulk SMS facility of NIC to ensure that Yatris are better prepared for undertaking the arduous Yatra. In addition, a “Help Line” facility with short code 1364 has been set up, in the Additional CEO’s office to answer the queries of Yatris. The Short Code is easier to remember than phone numbers. Governor directed CEO to ensure that the website of Shrine Board should be kept constantly updated with relevant information to facilitate the Yatris for planning their Yatra.

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