In an attempt to serve more than 3 lakh pilgrims who visit Amarnath Yatra in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India’s National telecom backbone Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) today announced the launch of a special Prepaid pack dubbed as ‘Yatra SIM’ for Amarnath Yatris to facilitate their communication during the holy pilgrimage.
BSNL’s Amarnath ‘Yatra SIM’ (Prepaid Pack) comes for Rs.200 (SIM + FRC + Top-Up) along with talk time worth Rs.160 and Pay Per Second tariff i.e. 1 Paisa/Second for All Local/STD Calls to any network across India.
This Prepaid Pack will be valid for 15 days from the date of activation due to special security terms and conditions in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to the BSNL’s statement, The Amarnath ‘Yatra SIM’ (Prepaid Pack) will be activated within 24 hours and can be obtained through any BSNL Counters at nearby location after providing relevant ‘Yatri Slip’, Address Proof and photo Identity proof.
Every year more than 3 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath Yatra in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, for which the devotees have to trek to a height of 14,500 feet. BSNL is the only service provider which made GSM coverage available on the entire Yatra route.