Travel: Big update for Amarnath pilgrims, devotees surprised by temple's decision!


PC: Punjab - Punjab Kesari

A major update has come to the fore regarding the Amarnath Yatra which started from the month of July. Due to less inflow of devotees, the Amarnath Board has decided to postpone the yatra by a week. After this, road work has been started in Amarnath and it has been told that the work of roads has been started to reach the holy cave. Amarnath Yatra has been closed from today and it is reported that the yatra will remain closed till 30th August. Due to this, the devotees preparing to go on Amarnath Yatra in the last week of August have got a big blow. 


PC: Punjab Kesari

It is seen that for the last few days, the number of devotees visiting Amarnath Yatra has come down sharply. That's why the Amarnath Devasthan Board has decided to stop the Amarnath Yatra till 30th August. After this, the work of repairing the unsafe routes has been started in the yatra. Roads in the valley will be paved with stones and roads will be repaired. Temporary permission has been given for a special traditional pilgrimage to Amarnath temple on 31st August. Since the road leading to the holy cave is being repaired, the temple authorities have said that access has been banned. The duration of the yatra was two months starting from the first week of July.


PC: News Nation

Heavy security has been deployed along the routes in Kashmir's Anantnag, Ganderbal, Pahalgam, and Baltal districts for the safety of Amarnath pilgrims. Apart from this, paramilitary forces and police forces have been deployed on the routes. A large number of infrastructure works have been started in the state after the Modi government at the Center abrogated Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. An amount of thousands of crores has been sanctioned by the Centre. A plan is being prepared by the government for the development of Amarnath temple in the state.