According to the officials, registration for the 62-day Shri Amarnathji Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir started on Monday.The Union Territory government announced that the Yatra will start on July 1 of this year and end on August 31, 2023.
Both the Pahalgam track in the Anantnag district and the Baltal track in the Ganderbal district have begun accepting registrations. Both offline and online registration are now open.The offline registration can be done in 542 bank branches across the country including 316 branches of Punjab National Bank, 90 branches of J-K, 37 branches of Yes Bank and 99 branches of SBI Bank, the officials said.
Meanwhile, this year a new feature in registration is Aadhar-based registration in which a thumb scan of Pilgrim will be taken for registration.As per the guidelines, individuals aged between 13-70 can register themselves for Amarnathji Yatra 2023 and for all pilgrimage health certificate is a must. Women with a pregnancy of 6 weeks or more are not allowed to undertake the yatra.
On March 14, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, while announcing the dates for the holy pilgrimage, said that the administration is committed to ensuring a smooth and hassle-free pilgrimage.