Third batch of 4,477 pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra


A new group of 4,477 travelers on Saturday left winter capital Jammu to play out the Amarnath Yatra after the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was reestablished for traffic.

“Containing 3,298 males, 986 females and 193 sadhus, the yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in 136 vehicles escorted by the security powers”, authorities said.

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The guard of vehicles conveying the pilgrims left Jammu at 4.15 a.m. as no vehicle carrying the yatris is being permitted to cross the Jawahar Tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway after 3.30 p.m. because of security reasons.

Because of barricade of Jammu-Srinagar highway due to landslides in Ramban locale, No traveler was permitted to move to the Valley yesterday

The 40-day yatra begun on June 29 and will end on August 7 on Shravan Purnima matching with Raksha Bandhan celebration.

Up until this point, more than 10,000 pilgrims have had Darshan inside the Cave Shrine arranged in Kashmir Himalayas at an elevation of about 14,000 ft. in south Kashmir`s Anantnag locale.