The online registration of pilgrims for annual Amarnath Yatra-2021 will commence on 15 April for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes, a government handout said today.
This year's 56-day yatra shall commence simultaneously on both the routes from 28 June and culminate on Raksha Bandhan, the 22nd of August.
Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Nitishwar Kumar, in a communique, asked the intending yatris to register themselves on the URL: www.jksasb.nic.in.
The yatris will then be guided for the steps to be followed including filling up the personal details in the online application form and attach photograph and the Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC).
The CEO said that for ensuring against fraudulent health certificates, only such certificates which are issued by doctors / Medical Institutes authorized by the concerned State Government / UT administrations shall be accepted for the online registration.
For Yatra 2021, only those health certificates which have been issued after 15th March 2021 shall be valid, the communique said.
The steps which yatris need to follow for online registration in order to register for the Yatra, have also been put on the Board's website www.shriamarnathjishrine.com.
The CEO informed that the yatris shall be able to download the Yatra Permits for the Yatra after their applications have been duly processed.
The yatris will have to carry their original Photo ID and CHC with them during the yatra.
The CEO further stressed that for ensuring effective security arrangements along the difficult tracks, only those yatris who are in possession of a Yatra Permit which is valid for a specified date and route, will be allowed to proceed beyond the Base Camps, and cross the entry gates at Domel and Chandanwari.
He appealed to all intending yatris to avail the facility of online registration in advance and timely obtain a Yatra Permit, in their own interest, so that they do not face any inconvenience when they embark on their yatra.
He also informed that persons under the age of 13 years or above the age of 75 years and ladies who are more than six weeks pregnant would not be registered for this year's yatra.
The communique said the yatris who propose to travel by helicopter do not require registration as their helicopter tickets shall suffice for this purpose.
However, they shall be required to produce the Compulsory Health Certificate (CHC) in the prescribed format issued by an authorized doctor, before they are allowed to travel by helicopter, it added.