Now, Amarnath yatris to get insurance cover

JAMMU: On the instructions of NN Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), all pilgrims who possess valid yatra permits will be provided an insurance cover of Rs 100,000 against accidental death within the state during the entire period of the yatra 2014.
SASB’s Chief Executive Officer Navin K. Choudhary said the insurance cover will be available to all registered yatris for the period commencing one week ahead of the commencement of the pilgrimage and ending one week after the conclusion of the yatra.
He said the insurance will cover any accidental death which takes place anywhere in the state while travelling onward to the yatra base camps or while moving on the tracks to the shrine.
The CEO has appealed to all pilgrims, in their own interest, to obtain valid registration after securing a Compulsory Health Certificate. “It is in the interest of all pilgrims to undergo a proper medical check-up before registering themselves, for which elaborate arrangements have been made by the Shrine Board. Possession of a valid yatra permit would also enable the pilgrims to be covered by accidental insurance, “ an official handout said here Wednesday.