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Amarnath Yatra 2019: Guv launches on-line registration of pilgrims on pilot basis

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Srinagar, May 29: For the ease of pilgrims intending to undertake Amarnath Yatra this summer, Governor Satya Pal Malik, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB), Wednesday launched the On-line Registration facility on pilot basis at Raj Bhavan, Srinagar.

On the occasion, Umang Narula, Principal Secretary to Governor and Chief Executive Officer, SASB informed that this pilot project for On-line Registration of intending pilgrims has been launched on the directions of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board at its 36th Board Meeting held on March 07, 2019.

He further informed that this facility of on-line registration has been developed with NIC’s support under the supervision of Abhay Kumar, SIO, NIC.

For Amarnath Yatra 2019 commencing from July 01, 2019, 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 the 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, an official press release informed.

It said as a new initiative, Shrine Board is introducing QR Coding/Bar Coding of Yatra Permit Forms (YPFs). The QR Code in linked with pilgrim’s database including mobile number. The YPF with QR Code will be scanned at both Access Control Gates Domel and Chandanwari and intermediate camps. This will help in enumeration of pilgrims 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, the press release informed.

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