BSNL connectivity shall remain available en route upto Holy Cave. Since prepaid connections of other states are not allowed to work in J&K, special Pre-loaded Yatra SIMs are being provided by BSNL to Yatries with the approval of Ministry of Home Affairs/DoT.
The cost of Yatra SIM is Rs. 230/- ( including the cost of STV and Plan Voucher) with 20000 sec. free talk time and 1.5 GB Free data usage and validity of ten days. For obtaining the BSNL Pre-loaded Yatra SIM card, valid documents such as Proof of Address, Proof of Identity and applicants photograph are required to be submitted by the Yatries along with a photo copy of counterfoil of Registration Slip issued by SASB which shall be considered as local reference. The BSNL Pre-loaded Yatra SIM cards are available for the Yatries at Lakhanpur Border, Bhagawati Nagar Base Camp besides during working hours at Kachi-Chawani CSC & Trikuta Nagar CSC in Jammu and Base Camps at Baltal & Pahalgam besides Tourist Reception Center Nowgam near Railway Station in Srinagar. Yatries are requested to purchase the BSNL pre-loaded Yatra SIM cards only at these designated counters. Post-paid BSNL SIMs obtained from other States shall also remain functional during Yatra 2019. For detailed information please visit BSNL website www.jandk.bsnl.co.in.