Srinagar, Jul 11: After a midnight review meeting last night Governor N N Vohra, Chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, decided to convene an emergency Yatra Security Review Meeting today at which all security aspects of the Yatra shall be reviewed.
Unless weather disturbance delays his timely arrival from Delhi, General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, may also join this important meeting or meet the Governor later in the day.
The Governor also reviewed the course of the Yatra.
It was decided that the pilgrimage shall continue without any diminution whatsoever and this decision was conveyed to all Camp Directors and to the Yatri Niwas, Jammu, from where pilgrims leave for the Valley in a convoy every morning.
Governor thjis morning held a meeting, in the Yatra Control Room, with Umang Narula, CEO, Jitendra Singh, Additional CEO, and other senior officers of the Shrine Board, to monitor the pace of today’s pilgrimage. It was reported to him that 3289 pilgrims had left Jammu at 3 am in the morning for Pahalgam and Baltal Yatra Base Camps;
By 10.30 am today 18838 pilgrims had left for the Holy Cave Shrine from Chandanwari, Sheshnag, Panjtarni and Baltal Yatra Camps; 5556 pilgrims who left Chandanwari this morning would need to halt en-route and reach the Shrine the next day;
The Heli-services from Pahalgam and Neelgrath are operating normally as the weather is clear.
Governor directed CEO to ensure that, with effect from today, twice a day review meetings are held.