Five counters being set up for registration of Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu

  • | Monday | 23rd May, 2022

Jammu, May 23(PTI) Five counters would be established here for the ‘Tatkal’ registration of pilgrims including Sadhus intending to pay obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas during the annual yatra, an official spokesman said. The 43-day-long Amarnath yatra is scheduled to start on June 30 from the twin routes -- the traditional 48-km Nunwan in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam and 14-km shorter Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal -- after a hiatus of two years owing to Coronavirus pandemic. Five counters would be established -- at Vaishnavi Dham, Mahajan Sabha, Panchayat Ghar and two at Geeta Bhawan and Ram Mandir -- for the ‘Tatkal’ registration of the pilgrims and Sadhus, the spokesman said. He said the decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Jammu Deputy Commissioner Avny Lavasa to review the arrangements for a smooth conduct of the yatra. A token counter has also been established at Saraswati Dham for the convenience of pilgrims and crowd management, the spokesman said. He said the deputy commissioner discussed the requirements like accommodation, barricading, security arrangements, technical equipment and wi-fi, power and water supply at the registration counters. The provision of cleanliness, sanitation, hygiene and medical facilities at these counters was also discussed in the meeting, he said. The spokesman said the Deputy Commissioner assigned the duties to Sub-Divisional Magistrates as nodal officers at different registration counters to ensure that all necessary arrangements are put in place well before the commencement of Yatra. PTI TAS TIR

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