The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched a mobile app to facilitate the ticket booking process for tourists from all over the world for the retreat ceremony parade at the India-Pakistan Joint Checkpoint Attari-Wagah (JCP) in Amritsar.
BSF Director General SL Thaosen launched the mobile app days after the Corps launched a visitor website in December that became functional this year. “This mobile app has been developed by BSF Punjab Frontier to facilitate the convenience of visitors by enabling them to reserve seats using their mobile phones. The app has all the features of the attari.bsf.gov.in website and includes basic information such as the times of the retreat ceremony, a link to the location of the place and nearby tourist places,” said a BSF spokesperson.
On 5 December 2022, former DG Pankaj Kumar Singh launched the website attari.bsf.gov.in for the public visiting the JCP Attari to witness the parade. “The website provides security at the venue and convenience for the public, who can book their seats in the stadium arena. The website is up and running and more people are booking and reserving their place at the venue. In the long term, only those who have reserved a seat via the website/app will be allowed to visit the stadium/arena of JCP Attari,” said the spokesperson.
The retreat ceremony began in 1959 and has been a daily practice ever since. The ceremony starts at 3.30 pm and is watched by about 20,000 people every day.