Amarnath Yatra 2022.
Apart from PNB, registration is also being done in designated branches of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Yes Bank and State Bank of India. Officials said the registration and travel permit would be given on a ‘first come first served’ basis. It will end on the day of Raksha Bandhan i.e. August 11.
Amarnath pilgrimage (Amarnath YatraSo far more than 33000 people have registered for this. Officials gave this information on Sunday. Devotees are busy trying to get permits for this pilgrimage from the designated bank branches. This 43 day journey due to the corona virus epidemic (Coronavirus Pandemic) is to start after two years from June 30. Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nitishwar Kumar told news agency PTI, ‘Till Saturday, 33,795 pilgrims have registered for the yatra.’
Kumar, who is personally monitoring the arrangements for the pilgrimage, said 22,229 pilgrims have registered through online mode and 11,566 through offline mode (banks). The government is also launching a Radio Frequency Identification system this year to track the movement of pilgrims along the way for their well being. SASB, which manages the annual pilgrimage, has earmarked 566 bank branches across the country for the registration of the pilgrims. Along with this, the facility of registration is also available on its website.
These people will not be able to register
According to SASB, people below 13 years or above 75 years of age and pregnant women above 6 weeks are not eligible to register. Officials said that for one application, the pilgrims will have to pay a medical certificate, four photographs and a fee of Rs 120 from the hospitals prescribed by the SASB. He said that those who had registered for the yatra last year but could not travel, they would have to pay a fee of only Rs 20. At the same time, the pilgrims who have crossed the age of 75 years will be refunded Rs 100 after submitting the permit slips, which were submitted as registration fee along with the application last year.
Amarnath Yatra affected for two years
Apart from PNB, registration is also being done in designated branches of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Yes Bank and State Bank of India. Officials said the registration and travel permit would be given on a ‘first come first served’ basis. It will end on the day of Raksha Bandhan i.e. August 11. Significantly, in August 2019, in view of the abrogation of Article 370, the Amarnath Yatra was stopped midway. Whereas during the last two years only symbolic travel has taken place due to the corona virus epidemic.
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