Telecom infra improves along Shri Amarnathji Yatra route

New Delhi (thestates.news)| In view of the heavy rush of pilgrims for the Shri Amarnathji Yatra, the government has announced a significant increase in telecom infrastructure along the Yatra route to ensure seamless mobile connectivity for all participating in the Yatra 2024.
On the initiative of Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in collaboration with major Telecom Service Providers (TSPs) including Airtel, BSNL, and Reliance JIO, the infrastructure has been upgraded to provide continuous coverage along the Yatra routes, an official communication said on Monday.

To ensure coverage, a total of 82 sites (Airtel, RJIL, and BSNL) will be active. The key locations on the entire route will be covered. A total of 31 new sites have been installed along the Yatra routes, increasing the total number from 51 in 2023 to 82 in 2024. This enhancement aims to provide seamless mobile connectivity to pilgrims and the public, the DoT said.

The routes from Lakhanpur to Qazigund and from Qazigund to Pahalgam and Baltal are fully covered with 2G, 3G, and 4G, including 5G technology, at many places for pilgrims and the public.
Some key points of SIM distribution centres have been opened apart from other locations to extend telecom facilitation to Yatris.