Fresh batch of 3967 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine from Jammu

Jammu, :  A fresh batch of 3967 pilgrims on Tuesday left for 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 167 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.
However, for Pahalgam route, 1741 male, 455 females, 35 children and 121 sadhus left the base camp in 93 vehicles and for Baltal, 1112 male, 485 females and 18 children left in 73 vehicles including buses and LMVs.
Total 167 vehicles left the base camp for both the routes including 63 HMVs, 97 LMVs and five 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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