More secure yatra

More secure yatra

State Governor Satya Pal Malil has taken slew of measures for the smooth and secure annual Amarnath yatra which is going to start from July 1 from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Sonamarg. According to State officials, in order to enable pilgrims intending to undertake Amarnath Yatra this summer they have launched the On-line Registration facility on pilot basis.

The pilot project for On-line Registration of intending pilgrims has been launched on the directions of SASB . The On-line registration has been developed with NIC’s support. The facility of On-line Registration will be available to 500 intending pilgrims per day from both routes i.e. 250 from Pahalgam route and 250 from the Baltal route. For availing On-line Registration facility intending pilgrim will have to upload Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) issued by the Doctor/ Hospitals nominated by the State/ UT Governments along with fee of Rs. 200 per person. Computer generated Yatra Slips (in triplicate) with QR Code and Bar Code, along with CHC in original will have to be presented at Access Control Gates at Domel/ Chandanwari, without which no one will be allowed to proceed further.

As a new initiative, Shrine Board is introducing QR Coding/ Bar Coding of Yatra Permit Forms (YPFs). The QR Code in linked with Yatri’s database including mobile number. The YPF with QR Code will be scanned at both Access Control Gates Domel & Chandanwari and intermediate Camps. This will help in enumeration of Yatris and their tracking on real time basis. For detailed procedure of On-line Registration, a link has been given on the SASB website, by NIC.       The Shrine Board will closely monitor this pilot project of On-line registration and strive to make it successful so that On-line Registration of pilgrims could be increased in future.

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