JAMMU: J&K Bank started registration for 46-day long Amarnath Yatra – 2019 to the Himalayan cave shrine on Tuesday at 90 designated business units in twenty-one states across India. The yatra is scheduled to commence on 1st July and will culminate on the 15th of August, 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Zonal Head Jammu (Central-I) Sudhir Gupta said, “J&K Bank has again undertaken registration of devotees for Amarnath Yatra-2019 and a total of 2,41,040 pilgrims will be registered for the forty six day Yatra. The devotee planning to undertake the Yatra can get himself/herself registered on first-come- first-serve basis from any of the 90 designated business units after completion of the requisite documentation,” an official handout read.
He further remarked, “The overwhelming response to this year’s Amarnath Yatra is indeed heart warming.” J&K Bank has set-up dedicated counters to assist the pilgrims and to facilitate seamless registration process, it read.
“Every yatra permit costs Rs 100 and will bear different colours for each day and route. I fervently hope for a safe and smooth pilgrimage and wish good health & best of journey to all the devotees embarking on the holy yatra this year,” he said and added that the list of authorised doctor/medical institution who can issue medical certificates is available on the website www.shriamarnathjishrine.com. “However, no one below the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years and no female with more than six weeks pregnancy shall be registered for Yatra,” he said.
The registration facility in J&K is available at 11 business units of the bank namely: Karan Nagar Srinagar, Bakshi Nagar Jammu, Residency Road Jammu, Gandhi Nagar Jammu, Ramban, Doda, Billawer, Udhampur, Rajouri, Poonch and Leh from 3 PM to 6 PM on all the working days, it added,