Reduced Helicopter Fare for
Shri Amarnathji Yatra-2012
Jammu, April 4 - There is an extremely good news for the devotees who wish to perform Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2012 as the helicopter fare for the pilgrims have been reduced by over 40% on Baltal-Panjtarni route and by over 35% on Pahalgam-Panjtarni route for Yatra 2012.
Giving details, Mr. Navin Kumar Choudhary, CEO, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board informed that the one way helicopter fare from Baltal-Panjtarni has been reduced from Rs. 2425/- per passenger during 2011 to Rs.1,445/- per passenger for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2012. This is a reduction of over 40% as compared to last year’s fare. Similarly, the helicopter fare for Pahalgam to Panjtarni route has been reduced from Rs. 3495/- in 2011 to Rs.2,355/- per passenger for Yatra 2012. This is a reduction of over 35% as compared to last year.
The CEO further said that this reduction in fare will facilitate a large number of pilgrims who wish to perform the pilgrimage of Shri Amarnathji as the reduced fares now are much more affordable. He further mentioned that the contract for the helicopter services has been awarded to:
M/s Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. and M/s Summit Aviation Pvt. Ltd. for Baltal-Panjtarni route while the contract for Pahalgam-Panjtarni route has been awarded to M/s Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd.
He further informed that the procedure of Online Booking & E-Ticketing services are being worked out and will be announced shortly alongwith the date of commencement of the Online Booking.