Amarnath Shrine Board to offer online chopper booking service for yatra

The Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday that the Amarnathji Shrine Board has decided to do the sale of tickets for helicopter services from Jammu and Kashmir online for the yatra.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Sachin Datta disposed of a plea seeking direction to the board to adopt the online system for booking and sale of tickets for helicopter services from Jammu and Kashmir, especially for old, ailing and disabled pilgrims, for the yatra.
The bench disposed of the plea after the petitioner organization Indian Council of Legal Aid’s general secretary and advocate R K Saini submitted that it has no grievance with the system put in place and now nothing survives in the petition.
The board’s submission was made in a counter-affidavit filed in pursuance to the high court’s May 23 order when the notice was issued on the petition.
The petition had submitted that the refusal of the Centre and the shrine board to introduce the online system for booking and sale of all tickets of helicopter services from Jammu and Srinagar for the Amarnath yatra, is resulting in hoarding and black marketing of tickets leading to the misery for thousands of genuine and needy pilgrims.
This year’s yatra will begin on June 30 and conclude on August 11.

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