Pilgrimage to Vaishnodevi, Amarnath to be costlier

Pilgrimage to Vaishnodevi and Amarnath shrines will be costlier from July this year.

Updated: Jun 10, 2010, 20:27 PM IST

Jammu: Pilgrimage to Vaishnodevi and
Amarnath shrines will be costlier from July this year.

Jammu and Kashmir government today said Rs 2,000 would be
charged as entry fee per vehicle carrying pilgrims to the cave
shrines of Mata Vaishnodevi and Amarnath for a period of 3
days.
According to a notification issued by the government
under Jammu and Kashnir Motor Vehicle Taxtion Act, 1957, the
vehicles carrying passengers to Mata Vaishnodevi Yatra would
be charged Rs 2,000 at entry point for a period of 3 days
and after that Rs 2,000 will be charged per day.
Similary, the vehicles carrying people for Amarnath Yatra
will be charges Rs 2,000 at the entry point for a period of 7
days and after 7 days Rs 2,000 would be charged per day.

The forthcoming annual Amarnath yatra starts from July
one this year.

PTI