The State-run telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has launched a preloaded Yatra SIM connection specifically for Amarnath Pilgrims. The preloaded SIM is priced at Rs 230, which includes the cost of STV and the dedicated plan voucher.
With this new Yatra SIM connection, customers can avail 20,000 seconds (333.33 minutes) of talk time and 1.5GB of data usage along with 10 days of validity. These preloaded SIM cards will be offered to users at various tourist reception centres in Jammu and Kashmir till August 15, after which these SIM cards will be discontinued.
The preloaded BSNL Yatra SIM connection can be purchased by the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims from tourist reception centre located at Lakhanpur Base Camp, Bhagwati Nagar Jammu Base Camp, main exchange building at CSC Centre in Kachi Chawni in Jammu, main exchange building at CSC centre in Trikuta Nagar in Jammu, base camps at Baltal and Pahalgam, and tourist reception centre at Nowgam in Srinagar.
To get this new preloaded Yatra SIM cards from BSNL, users will be required to submit their valid documents, including Proof of Address and Proof of Identity and their recent photograph at the tourist reception centres in Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from this, they also need to submit a photocopy of the counterfoil pertaining to the registration slip issued by Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB).
Reliance Jio also had recently launched Rs 102 prepaid plan for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. The Jio’s new Rs 102 Jio prepaid plan offers its customers unlimited voice calling benefits, 100 SMSes per day for seven days. Additionally, the plan also brings 0.5GB or 500MB of high-speed data on a daily basis throughout the validity.