Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2013: Pre-Paid Sims Will Be Available For Yatris

KL Report


For the convenience of the pilgrims undertaking the Shri Amarnathji Yatra, which commences on June 28, 2013, the Telecom Department, government of India, has erected special towers at Baltal, Domel, Brarimarg, Holy Cave, Panjtarni, Sheshnag and Chandanwari to ensure that telecom connectivity is available to the Yatris.

As per a statement all those Yatris who do not possess BSNL connections and those who possess mobiles with pre-paid cards which do not work in the state of J&K, the Telecom Department has given permission to private operators, in addition to BSNL, to provide the interested Yatris pre-paid Sim Cards with a validity of four days. This arrangement has materialized after the Chairman of the Board, NN Vohra had taken up the matter with the Union Communication Ministry.

Providing details, Navin K Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board (SASB) said such Sim Cards will be made available only to the registered Yatris at special counters being set up at the Nunwan and Baltal Yatra Base Camps. These cards will be operative only for four days, to cover the pilgrims journey to the Shrine, from either route, and will automatically deactivate thereafter.

Choudhary further informed that all Yatris who are interested in obtaining the pre-paid connection must produce the counterfoil of the Yatra Registration Slip as well as proof of identity, address and UID card at the special counters.



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