Amarnath Yatra: Administration establishes 33 accommodation centres in Jammu

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With two days left for the commencement of yatra as first batch to leave from here on June 30, the administration has established 33 accommodation centres across the district while ‘Radio Frequency Identification’ (RFID) tags will be issued at the registration centres.

“All arrangements are in place and the district administration is on its toes to welcome the pilgrims

of Shri Amarnath Yatra,” Avny Lavasa, Deputy Commissioner Jammu here told UNI on Tuesday.

She said that across the Jammu district, 33 accommodation centres have been established that included Sabhas, Sarais and Lodges,” adding, “at Bhagwati Nagar based Yatri Niwas, only

registered pilgrims will be allowed to enter.”

On ‘Tatkal registration’ the Deputy Commissioner said that pilgrims will get their token number from Saraswati Dham, near Jammu Railway Station and the place and date for registration will be mentioned in the token for which Aadhar card of the pilgrims is mandatory.

The administration has established five ‘Tatkal’ (urgent) registration counters at prominent locations

of Jammu city.

“In all five counters have been established for Tatkal registration of the pilgrims at Vaishnavi Dham, Mahajan Sabha, Panchayat Ghar and two at Geeta Bhawan and Ram Mandir for the registration of Sadhus,” she added.

“Medical examination will be done at the registration centre itself. Apart from this, pilgrims can get their medical examination done before registration at the Government Hospital, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, Government Hospital, Sarwal, Jammu, Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Gangyal, Jammu,” the

district administration chief stated.

Lavasa further added that the pilgrims after collecting the token, can register themselves by paying the charge of Rs. 220 at the Vaishnavi Dham (Railway Station, Jammu), Panchayat Bhawan, (Railway Station, Jammu), Mahajan Sabha (Shalamar Road, Jammu), Ram Mandir, Purani Mandi (Only) for Sadhus/Saints and Geeta Bhawan, Parade (Only for Sadhus/Saints) .

“Pilgrims shall be provided RFID Tag at the registration centre itself which is mandatory with the pilgrims permit,” she said.

“The pilgrims are allowed to move in and out from Yatri Niwas from 10 am to 6 pm and those going by private vehicles, shall report at Yatri Bhawan Bhagwati Nagar after getting fuel filled before 10 pm to join the convoy of registered pilgrims,” she said.

The Deputy Commissioner also said that pre-registration (online) pilgrims can get their RF1D tags at Yatri Niwas and Railway Station, Jammu.

The district administration has also fixed fare based upon the distance for commercial vehicles to facilitate the pilgrims and also to prevent the overcharging by the operators.

Administration however, has also planned ‘Jammu Darshan’ for the pilgrims to boost tourism and attract more tourists to Jammu and Kashmir.

So far, around 3 lakh pilgrims have reportedly registered themselves online for the yatra.

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