10th batch of 5273 pilgrims leaves Jammu

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/11/2019 9:55:28 AM

JAMMU, Jul 10: Tenth batch of 5,273 pilgrims Wednesday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir amid rains from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here.
The fleet of 226 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.
For Pahalgam route, 2,805 male, 492 females, 11 children and 188 sadhus left the base camp in 138 vehicles and for Baltal, 1281 male, 481 females and 15 children left in 88 vehicles including buses and LMVs.
Total 226 vehicles left the base camp for both the routes including 84 HMVs and 142 LMVs.
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 the smooth and successful conduct of 46-day long Yatra concluding on August 15 on the occasion of Sharavan Purnima (Rakshabandhan).



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