2.25 lakh pilgrims registered for Amarnath yatra
Jammu: Over 2.25 lakh pilgrims have
registered themselves for the pilgrimage to 13,500-feet high
cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.
As many as 2,25,076 lakh pilgrims for Amarnath yatra
have been registered at various registration counter and
online centres across the country, Nodal officer of
Registration officials and Vice President, Jammu and Kashmir
Bank, Abdul Hamid said.
The registration process is going on smoothly without
any problem, he said.
Of the total 2.25 lakh registered pilgrims, 45,495
pilgrims have registered themselves through online while rest
have registered at counters at different places across the
Giving further details, Hamid said that as many as
1,13,048 pilgrims have registered themselves for pilgrimage to
cave shrine via Baltal route, while 1,12,028 pilgrims opted
for the traditional Pahalgam-Amaranth route via south Kashmir.
The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) began the
registration process on May 10 for the yatra which will
commence on June 29 and culminate on August 13.
"The registration counters have been set up at 121
designated branches of the J&K Bank, 24 of the YES Bank and
four of the District Cooperative Banks," SASB spokesman.
The Shrine Board, at its meeting on February 18 this
year, has curtailed the period of the annual pilgrimage by 15
days. The yatra will commence simultaneously from Baltal
and Chandanwari routes on June 29 and culminate on August 13.
Traditionally, the yatra used to run for two months
beginning June 15.
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