Amarnath Yatra is going to get air services from Srinagar International Airport to base camp Baltal in 2021. It has been suggested to start helicopter service from Srinagar to Baltal amidst travel preparations. This will be a great facility for needy travelers. Till now helicopter service is provided from Baltal (Nilgrath) to Panjtarni and Pahalgam to Panjtarni only.
On Wednesday, the divisional commissioners of both the Jammu and Kashmir divisions met and issued directions regarding the travel preparations. Preparations were shared by Kashmir Division Administration to start helicopter service from Srinagar Airport to Baltal. Poll of Mandalayukt Kashmir Pandurang said that the pilgrims will get relief from the commencement of service from Srinagar to Baltal.
Helicopter service is a big facility
The distance is 9.4 by road from Baltal to the holy cave and 28.2 km from Pahalgam to the cave. Is the distance. During the journey, a large number of devotees also return from Baltal by helicopter service in a single day. Earlier, helicopters were flown a short distance from the holy cave, but after a court order, the helicopter is now flown at Panjatarni for the purpose of keeping the Shivalinga in the holy cave for a longer period, a few kilometers from the holy cave. situated at.
Passengers will get better mobile network
This time during Amarnath Yatra, reasonable efforts will be made to provide better mobile network facility to the passengers. However at present only 2G internet service is restored in 18 districts of the state. With this, passengers will get PF Hut accommodation, proper toilet facility, health care, LED lights, effective PAS system, parking facility, prepaid services, registration center, better accommodation. Road repair and widening of the permanent toilet facility on Satan Nallah will be completed before the Yatra.
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