Fresh batch of 4158 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine from Jammu

JAMMU : A fresh batch of 4158 pilgrims on Sunday 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 156 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.

For Pahalgam route, 1370 male, 386 females, three children, 258 sadhus and two transgender left the base camp in 81 vehicles and for Baltal, 1372 male, 751 females and 16 children left in 75 vehicles.

The first batch was flagged off from here on June 29.

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).