Amarnath Dham Yatra

BSNL launches 2G, 3G services for Amarnath Yatris

To provide communication facilities for the pilgrims on their way to Amarnath Yatra, Jammu and Kashmir circle of BSNL has commissioned 17 communication tower en-route holy caves from both northern and southern routes i.e. Baltal Base Camp to Holy Cave and Chandanwari Base Camp to Holy Cave.

More than 35 kms of Optical Fibres was laid and 7 VSATs (satellite terminals) installed for connecting these 17 towers to the communication network. Pre-paid SIM cards have been provided by BSNL to the pilgrims along with special tariffs of Rs. 195 (including the cost of SIM, per second plan voucher and preloaded STV of Rs. 158) with 7,200 seconds free talk time and 250 MB free data and validity of seven days.

In order to obtain these pre-activated BSNL SIM card, the pilgrims need to give photocopy of Registration Slip issued by SASB and other documents like CAF, POA and a photograph. These SIM cards are available at Lakhanpur Border, Bhagwati Nagar Jammu, Base Camps at Baltal and Pahalgam.

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Published Date: June 30, 2016
Last Updated On: June 30, 2016
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