Fresh batch of 4094 Yatris leave for Amarnath cave shrine

Jammu: A fresh batch of 4094 pilgrims on Saturday left for the Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayaa from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu.

The fleet of 171 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.

However, for Pahalgam route, 1866 male, 389 females, nine children, 144 sadhus left the base camp in 106 vehicles and for Baltal, 1109 male, 566 females and 11 children left in 65 vehicles including buses and LMVs.

Total 171 vehicles left the base camp for both the routes including 72 HMVs 93 LMVs and six motorcycles.

The first batch was flagged off from here on June 29 by the Advisor to Governor K K Sharma.

Multi-tier security arrangements have been made for smooth and successful conduct of 46-day long Yatra concluding on August 15 on the occasion of Sharavan Purnima (Rakshabandhan).

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