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 the county.
The spokesman in a statement said that the Bank’s Zonal Head Jammu (Central-I) Sudhir Gupta handed over the first Yatra-slip to Ujwal Sharma of Jammu for the Route Baltal at the Bank’s Residency Road counter in Jammu. Amarnath yatra – 2019 is scheduled to commence on 1st July and will culminate on the 15th of August, 2019.
Speaking on the occasion, Zonal Head said, “J & K Bank has again undertaken registration of devotees for Amarnath Yatra-2019and 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- the first-serve basis from any of the 90 designated business units after completion of the requisite documentation.”
He further remarked, “The overwhelming response to this year’s Amarnath yatra is indeed heart warming. Like always, J&K Bank has set-up dedicated counters to assist the pilgrims and to facilitate a seamless registration process. The devotees will have to submit the Application form along with four passports sized photographs and prescribed Compulsory Health Certificate, issued by the Authorized Doctor/ Medical Institution.EveryYatra 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 the journey to all the devotees embarking on the holy yatra this year.”
The list of Authorized 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 added. The registration facility in J&K is available at 11 Business Units namely Karan Nagar Srinagar, Bakshi Nagar Jammu, Residency Road Jammu, Gandhi Nagar Jammu, Ramban, Doda, Billawer, Udhampur, Rajouri, Poonch and Leh business units of the bank from 3 P.Mto 6:00 PM on all the working days. A total of 14720 YPF’s will be registered in J&K by J&K Bank alone.