Amarnath Yatra 2022: Public ‘WiFi zones’ activated at key areas for visiting pilgrims in Jammu

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2022-07-03 08:00:34

Amarnath Yatra 2022, Public WiFi zones activated at key locations for visiting pilgrims in Jammu, la
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Pilgrims proceed for the cave shrine of Amarnath at an altitude of 3880 mts, at Chandanwari in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, Thursday, June 30, 2022. The 43-day lengthy yatra started on Thursday after a niche of over two years as a result of COVID-19. 

 

Highlights

  • The 43-day-long Amarnath yatra began on June 30 from the dual routes
  • 5 counters have been established for Tatkal registration of the pilgrims
  • Amarnath pilgrims tenting in Jammu have welcomed the WiFi facility

Amarnath Yatra 2022 information updates: In a bid to facilitate Amarnath pilgrims to remain related with their households again dwelling, the Jammu Sensible Metropolis Restricted (JSCL) on Saturday (July 2) arrange WiFi zones at three important areas together with the bottom camp Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu, an official mentioned.

The 2 different areas the place the WiFi zones had been established are Jammu railway station and the primary bus stand, the official mentioned.

The official mentioned the three areas had been amongst over two dozen already recognized locations within the metropolis the place the WiFi providers are deliberate to be put in underneath the sensible metropolis mission for the good thing about the scholars and the enterprise group apart from the visiting vacationers.

JSCL, a particular function automobile constituted in August 2017 by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities for the implementation of sensible metropolis growth initiatives in Jammu metropolis, had signed an settlement with service supplier LMES to put in WiFi hotspots at 20 extra areas in November final 12 months.

Process to avail facility:

The officers mentioned any person can avail the Public WiFi facility which is freed from value as much as 500 MB after a login and validation by a One Time Password (OTP).

Amarnath pilgrims tenting in Jammu have welcomed the ability and mentioned this can allow them to stay related with their households again dwelling.

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WiFi facility a welcome transfer: Pilgrim 

“The pay as you go cell SIM connections will not be working in Jammu and Kashmir when you enter the Union Territory. The set up of the WiFi facility is a welcome step by the federal government,” Arjun Kumar, a pilgrim, mentioned.

In the meantime, Amarnath pilgrims reaching Jammu from completely different components of the nation demanded opening of many extra counters to facilitate their easy registration.

Six counters together with the one for Sadhus are already useful for ‘Tatkal’ registration of pilgrims desiring to pay obeisance on the 3,880 metre excessive holy cave of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

When did Amarnath Yatra begin? 

The 43-day-long Amarnath yatra began on June 30 (Thursday) from the dual routes- conventional 48-km Nunwan in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam and 14-km shorter Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal.

5 counters have been established for Tatkal registration of the pilgrims at Vaishnavi Dham, Mahajan Sabha, Panchayat Ghar and two at Geeta Bhawan and Ram Mandir for the registration of Sadhus, whereas a token counter has additionally been established at Saraswati Dham for the comfort of pilgrims and crowd administration.

Many pilgrims complained about standing in lengthy queues for hours and demanded the organising of extra counters.

Deputy Commissioner Jammu Avny Lavasa on Saturday (July 2) paid a shock go to to the Jammu railway station to examine the preparations for the Yatra.

The Deputy Commissioner visited the RFID centre established on the Vacationer Railway Centre constructing throughout the premises of Railway Station.

She additionally inspected the Volunteer Assist Desks established by district administration, along with counters and assist desks established by Authorities Railway Police, at completely different locations within the railway station to information and assist yatri passengers, an official spokesman mentioned.

The Deputy Commissioner additionally reviewed the safety and different preparations together with token and registration providers on the railway station, Vaishnavi Dham and Panchayat Bhawan.

(With companies inputs) 

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