Public sector mobile service provider, BSNL will provide complete mobile coverage throughout the journey during the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage, which will enable nearly three lakh devotees to stay connected.
The Amarnath Yatra is organised every year by the Jammu and Kashmir government in the months of July and August.
However, users visiting from outside the state need to keep in mind that only post paid Roaming is allowed in the state, so they should have BSNL prepaid connection converted to post paid, before under taking the pilgrimage.
“We have made BSNL GSM coverage available on the entire Amarnath Yatra route. Pilgrims may like to carry BSNL mobiles to avail uninterrupted coverage,” said RK Updhyaya, chairman and managing director, BSNL.
Every year, around three lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath Yatra, for which the devotees have to trek to a height of 14,500 feet. This year, over 2.25 lakh pilgrims have registered themselves for the Amarnath pilgrimage.
As many as 2,25,076 lakh pilgrims have been registered at various counters and online centres across the country for Amarnath yatra.
Of the total 2.25 lakh registered pilgrims, 45,495 have registered themselves through the internet from various places across the country.
The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) began the registration process for the yatra, which will commence on June 29 and culminate on August 13, on May 10.