Amid rains, batch of 2416 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine from Jammu

JAMMU: A fresh batch of 2416 pilgrims on Thursday left for the Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayas amid “Bam Bam Bhole” chants and rains from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here.
The fleet of 99 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.
For the Pahalgam route, 1118 male, 253 females, six children, 146 sadhus left the base camp in 55 vehicles and for Baltal, 671 male, 221 females and a child left in 44 vehicles.
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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