The Delhi High Court on Tuesday disposed of a petition seeking directions to the Amarnath Shrine Board to make online booking of helicopter service for Yatra. The Shrine Board told the court that it would start online bookings, especially for elderly, sick and disabled visitors. Earlier in March, the office of the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir had said that the Amarnath Yatra would resume from June 30 this year. The notice also states that the Yatra will be conducted following all the code protocols and will last for 43 days, ending on Raksha Bandhan (August 11).
The Amarnath G Shrine Board said that it has decided to sell online helicopter service tickets for pilgrimages from Jammu and Kashmir, especially for the elderly, sick and disabled pilgrims. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Sachin Dutta disposed of the petition after the petitioner, General Secretary of the Indian Council of Legal Aid and Advocate RK Seni, submitted that he had no grievance in the system and now the petition. I have nothing left.
In an affidavit filed in response to a petition, the Amarnath Shrine Board told the Delhi High Court that it had decided to sell online tickets for helicopter services for travel from Jammu and Kashmir. The petition sought directions to the board to adopt an online system for booking and selling tickets for helicopter services for the elderly, sick and disabled pilgrims of Jammu and Kashmir.
The petition states.
The petitioner Indian Council of Legal Aid had said that the lack of online system for booking and sale of all Amarnath Yatra tickets for helicopter services from Jammu and Srinagar has resulted in ticket hoarding and black marketing. Which is causing trouble to thousands of people. . The petition termed the refusal of Center and Amarnath Shrine Board to start online booking of helicopter services as arbitrary, discriminatory, unreasonable, unfair and unjust and against public interest.