Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 01, 2020 - The Jammu and Kashmir Government has postponed the registration of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2020 till April 15th in view of the nationwide lockdown to contain spread of coronavirus pandemic.
"The process of Registration for the annual pilgrimage commencing from June 23th has been postponed till 15th April," official sources here said on Wednesday.
New registration date is likely to be announced only after the lockdown opened. Additional Chief Executive Officer of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), informed by tweeting that the registration of the Shri Amarnath Yatra 2020 has been postponed till April 15th.
Pertinently as per earlier schedule, the advance registration was due from April 1. Like previous years, the SASB has arranged advance registration of pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra 2020 through 442 designated branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu Kashmir Bank and Yes Bank located in 32 states and union territories of the country.
According to the schedule, the 42-day-long annual pilgrimage to Cave shrine of Shri Amarnath situated in South Kashmir Himalayas is to be concluded on the day of Raksha Bandhan i.e. on August 3rd. Keeping in view of 21 days long nationwide lockdown till April 14th due to Corona virus outbreak, the Registration through designated banks has been postponed by the SASB.