J&K Bank MD takes stock of banking services for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims
STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: With a view to take stock of the J&K Bank’s preparation for providing the banking services to the devotees during Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra – 2022, MD & CEO Baldev Prakash on Tuesday visited the Baltal base-camp near Sonamarg along with General Manager Tabassum Nazir and other senior officers. Commenting on the occasion, MD & CEO Baldev Prakash said, “I feel happy to see that besides facilitating smooth registration of the Yatris through dedicated assistance counters at our designated business units across the country, we have established an elaborate and easily accessible system to provide them all banking services and facilities especially from base-camps to the holy cave.” “With public-convenience at the heart of our service ethos, we have put in place many Special Counters, Mobile ATM Vans and Micro-ATMs along the Yatra-route to provide basic banking facilities easily to the pilgrims along with cash-collection facility at the holy cave itself”, MD added. Wishing all the devotees well for their upcoming journey, he reiterated the Bank’s commitment to provide them all the requisite banking facilities and services during the Yatra. In addition to providing the Internet Payment Gateway (IPG) for online registration of country-wide Yatra permits this year, the Bank has also established special ticket-counters equipped with ATM facility at four helipad stations meant for air-lifting of Yatris in choppers with special provision for VIPs. The Bank will facilitate online as well as offline tickets to the properly registered Yatris at these suitably manned counters. In case of cancellation, the registered Yatris can also get their chopper-tickets instantly refunded from these Bank counters. The Bank has provided ten donation boxes for placement at the bank counters while displaying QR Codes also for secure online donations for the shrine at these sites.