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Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 23, 2017 - Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) informed that advance online booking of helicopter tickets for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017 shall commence at 10 am on 25th April, 2017.
Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has finalized arrangements with UTAir India Pvt. Ltd. and Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. for the Neelgrath-Panjtarni-Neelgrath sector and with Himalayan Heli Services Pvt. Ltd. for the Pahalgam-Panjtarni-Pahalgam sector for providing helicopter services for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017 commencing on 29th June, 2017.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), April 03, 2017 - Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board finalized the Helicopter Services for Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2017, which is scheduled to commence on 29th June, 2017. Briefing Governor Jammu & Kashmir who is the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, the Chief Executive Officers stated that following a transparent bidding process, Board succeeded in securing significant reduction in the fares for Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017, as compared to the previous years. For the forthcoming Yatra 2017, the one way passenger fare (inclusive of taxes) for Neelgrath-Panjtarni sector has been fixed at Rs. 1,715/- per head and for Pahalgam-Panjtarni sector the fare would be Rs.2,950/- per person.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), January 16, 2017 - imageThe Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), in its 32nd Meeting of the Shrine Board today announced the duration and date of commencement of the Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017. Keeping the the safety and security of the pilgrims as the foremost concern, SASB decided that a 40 day Shri Amarnath Yatra 2017 would commence on 29th June 2017, an auspicious day of Skandshasthi as per Hindu Calendar.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), March 31, 2017 - imageShri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) announced that the Helicopter fare for Katra-Sanjichhat, from April 1, 2017 onwards, would be Rs. 1077/- (inclusive of taxes) as against previous fare of Rs.1170/- per passenger (inclusive of taxes). Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) SMVDSB stated that after pursuing an entirely transparent bidding process the one-way passenger fare for Helicopter travel between Katra and Sanjichhat will be Rs. 1077/- (inclusive of taxes) as against the previous fare of Rs. 1170/- per passenger (inclusive of taxes).
Reasi (Jammu & Kashmir), January 10, 2017 - For the benefit of the viewers, Shri Shiv Khori Darshan and Daily Arti is being made available live on Television.
TV Viewers can have Live Darshan of Shiv Khori Cave Shrine, the second largest pilgrimage destination after revered Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devji, on MH1 Shraddha TV Channel by ending January 2017.
This was stated by Savita Jhingan, Head of Operations, MH1 TV Network Limited during a meeting with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Reasi Ravinder Kumar, who is alos the Vice Chairman of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), October 19, 2016 - Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Ms Priya Sethi today said that special packages for various tourist destinations will be introduced for showcasing the rich heritage of the region and attracting tourists from across the country which will be boon for local economy. Ms Priya Sethi impressed upon the officers to introduce special packages for elderly couples, youth, student groups, trekkers, women, adventure sports etc.
On the last day of pilgrimage, 362 yatris including Sadhus carrying Holy Mace paid obeisance at the Cave Shrine taking the total number of pilgrims this year to 2,20,761. This year’s figure has been the lowest in the past decade because of the ongoing unrest in Kashmir Valley, forcing a lot of pilgrims to postpone visit to next year.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 17, 2016 - Shri Amarnath Yatra has been affected this year because of unrest in Kashmir Valley. Yatra from traditional Pahalgam track resumed yesterday after a gap of almost a week. A number of Yatris who reached Pahalgam started the journey after the authorities decided to resume the Yatra.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 12, 2016 - After three days Shri Amarnath yatra resumed last evening with 2397 pilgrims leaving for Holy Cave amid tight security. As per official information, all the stranded pilgrims (Yatris) who had the darshan registration date of July 10, 11 and 12 were allowed to leave for Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath in sounth Kashmir Himalayas.
Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), July 10, 2016 - Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 remained suspended for the second consecutive day today due to violence in Kashmir valley. National Highway, was blocked due to protests at many places in South Kashmir, the authorities closed it for traffic as a safety measure. Pilgrims are stranded at various places on National Highway and are facing many hardships. Authorities are doing their best to safeguard and help pilgrims.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), July 09, 2016 - Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 has been suspended from Jammu and all Yatra bound vehicles have been stopped at various places on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway as authorities are apprehensive about protests in the Kashmir valley following the killing of 21-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist for wooing Kashmiri youths to militancy, in Kokernag area (enroute Pahalgam) of south Kashmir Anantnag district yesterday.
Srinagar (Kashmir) 9 July 2016 - The annual Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnathji in south Kashmir Himalayas commenced on 2nd July 2016 from both the Pahalgam and the Baltal route. 8916 pilgrims performed darshan on the Day 1 (2nd July 2016) of the Yatra in Anantnag district of South Kashmir Himalayas. Pilgrims today left base camps of Nunwan (Pahalgam) and Baltal to perform darshan of natural Ice Lingam of Lord Shiva on first Monday of this year’s pilgrimage tomorrow. According to official figures 14,871 pilgrims today (Day 2 ) performed darshan of `Lord Shiva’ in the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath, located at a height of 12,756 feet above sea level from both tracks of Pahalgam and Baltal as well as reaching Panjtarni by air.
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir), January 21, 2016 - Governor N.N. Vohra, who is the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over the 30th Board Meeting held today at New Delhi. The duration and date of commencement of Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 has been based on the approach adopted by the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Committee which was set up to advise SASB regarding the duration and schedule of future Shri Amarnath Yatras. Keeping in view the foremost concern of safety and security of the pilgrims, the committee decided that a 48 day Shri Amarnath Yatra 2016 would commence on 2nd July 2016, an auspicious day (Massik Shivratri) as per Hindu Calendar and conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandan) on 18th August 2016.