Kerala Police revamps Sabarimala online booking system

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Trivandrum: Kerala Police is all set to launch the revamped Sabarimala virtual queue booking system. The ‘Virtual-Q’ bookings for this season’s pilgrimage will start from the first week of October and can be done on www.sabarimalaq.com. To regulate and streamline the devotees at Sabarimala, the Kerala Police had, in 2011, designed and developed an online ‘Sabarimala Virtual Q’ booking system.

The web based service enabled the pilgrims to reserve their place in the Queue for the Sabarimala pilgrimage at a specified hour on any day when the shrine is open on a ‘First Come, First Serve’ basis. Pilgrims could select the date and time of joining the queue, by accessing the website and they were provided accommodation in the Queue subject to availability.

This year, Kerala Police has further improved and refined the Application Software and introduced a new web portal (www.sabarimalaq.com), which will be on Cloud Environment, for virtual queue in Sabarimala. Devotees from all over the world who propose to visit Sabarimala will benefit by this portal. It will have more details, information and guidelines which are very useful for the Sabarimala Pilgrims, with multi language support.

Pilgrims can book their slots 6 to 8 weeks in advance in the Virtual-Q system. While registering, the pilgrims have to furnish their name, age, address, photograph, details of photo identity card, etc. The date and time of joining the queue can be chosen by the pilgrim according to the availability of hourly slots. After successful booking, pilgrims have to download and print their coupons. The Virtual-Q Coupon contains the date & time of darshan, name and photograph of the pilgrim, barcode, etc. During the pilgrimage the pilgrims are required to carry these coupons and the photo identity card used for registration.

Pilgrims have to produce the Coupon and Photo Identity Card at the Queue Coupon Verification Counters facilitated exclusively for this purpose at Pampa. Only those who carry ‘Verified” coupons are entitled to avail the facilities of Virtual-Q System from Pampa to Sannidhanam.
  
Virtual-Q-Coupon facility is provided by Kerala Police as a part of Crowd Management which in turn saves precious time for the Pilgrims. This facility is absolutely free of cost to the pilgrims as it is funded by advertisement revenue as permitted by the Government of Kerala.

Pilgrims without Virtual-Q-Coupon can also have their pilgrimage as in the previous years, through the conventional queue.  Pilgrims coming through the Virtual-Queue System are allowed to join the queue at Sannidhanam Nadapanthal.

Click here to access the ‘Sabarimala Virtual Q’ booking system.

Kerala IT News

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