After a gap of two-year following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Amarnath Yatra 2022 is all set to resume this year, for which the registration began on Monday. Amarnath Yatra will commence on June 30 and conclude on August 11.
“The process of ‘Yatri’ registration for Amarnath Yatra began at the 316 branches of Punjab National Bank on April 11 and will continue till June 30. Yatris who had registered last year have to give Rs 20 extra for the fee, which was Rs 100 last, while it’s Rs 120 now,” said Yatender Kumar, Deputy General Manager of Punjab National Bank, Jammu.
Persons below 13 years or above 75 years of age cannot take part in the Amarnath Yatra.
Devotees between the age of 13-75 years can come for the registration. They’ll have to get a health certificate from designated hospitals that are near the Amarnath Shrine board,” said Yatender Kumar.
The pilgrims can also register online through the website and mobile app of the Shrine Board, Nitishwar Kumar, CEO, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, had said earlier.
He added that a Yatri Niwas has been made in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir which can accommodate 3000 pilgrims. The board is expecting an average footfall of more than three lakh pilgrims in the shrine this year. The insurance cover for pilgrims increased from Rs 3 lakh to 5 lakh this year. (MANISH )