Fresh batch of 5395 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine from Jammu

JAMMU: A fresh batch of 5395 pilgrims on Friday 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 207 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.
However, for Pahalgam route, 2378 males, 557 females, 12 children and 122 sadhus left the base camp in 134 vehicles and for Baltal, 1391 males, 558 females and 17 children left in 73 vehicles including buses and LMVs.
Total 207 vehicles left the base camp for both the routes including 89 HMVs, 117 LMVs and a motorcycle.
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). (AGENCIES)


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