Second batch of 4417 pilgrims leave for Amarnath cave shrine from Jammu


Amid chants of “Bam Bam Bhole”, the second batch of 4417 pilgrims left for the Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here on Monday.

The fleet of vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.

However, for Pahalgam route, 2800 pilgrims comprising 2321 male, 463 females and 16 children left the base camp and for Baltal, 1617 pilgrims comprising 1222 male including sadhus, 380 females and 15 children left in buses and LMVs.

A total of 142 vehicles left the base camp for both the routes.

The first batch was flagged off from here on Sunday 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).