Registration for Amarnath Yatra suspended due to Covid surge

at 3:15 pm
Amarnath Yatra

Jammu (NVI): Registration for Amarnath Yatra 2021, which began on April 15, is being temporarily suspended due to severe Covid situation in country, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) said today.

In a tweet, SASB said that the decision has been taken in view of the evolving Covid situation in the country.

“In view of evolving COVID situation in the country & the need to take all necessary precautionary measures, registration for Shri Amarnath ji Yatra is being temporarily suspended. The situation is being constantly monitored and it would be reopened once the situation improves,” the shrine board tweeted.

Pertinent to mention here that online registration for ‘Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2021′ had commenced on April 15, for both the Baltal and Chandanwari routes.

The 56-day pilgrimage, that is held annually, was scheduled to start simultaneously on both the routes from June 28 and culminate on Raksha Bandhan, on August 22.

“Considering the evolving situation across the country and Union territory alike, it was decided to defer registrations for the Amarnathji Yatra 2021. It was informed that the situation is being constantly monitored and the registrations will reopen once the COVID spread is reviewed as the situation evolves,” according to an official statement by J&K administration.

Meanwhile, the J&K government has taken a large number of measures to reduce the spread of infection through night curfews, 50% reductions in shop opening, 50% restrictions on public transport passengers, closure of schools and colleges, etc, according to the official spokesperson.

-ARK