Pilgrimage to world famous Hindu temples Mata Vaishnodevi and Amarnath (Vaishnodevi Yatra and Amarnath yatra) will be costlier from July 2010. Jammu and Kashmir government has announced that Rs 2,000 would be charged as entry fee per vehicle carrying pilgrims to Vaishnodevi Mandir and Amarnath Mandir.
PTI News reports:
Jammu and Kashmir government today said Rs 2,000 would be charged as entry fee per vehicle carrying pilgrims to the cave shrines of Mata Vaishnodevi and Amarnath for a period of 3 days.
According to a notification issued by the government under Jammu and Kashnir Motor Vehicle Taxtion Act, 1957, the vehicles carrying passengers to Mata Vaishnodevi Yatra would be charged Rs 2,000 at entry point for a period of 3 days and after that Rs 2,000 will be charged per day.
Similary, the vehicles carrying people for Amarnath Yatra will be charges Rs 2,000 at the entry point for a period of 7 days and after 7 days Rs 2,000 would be charged per day. The forthcoming annual Amarnath yatra starts from July one this year.