Eighth batch of 4773 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine from Jammu

The eighth batch of 4773 pilgrims on Sunday left for Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayas amid “Bam Bam Bhole” chants from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here.
The fleet of 213 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.
However, for Pahalgam route, 1975 male, 563 females, 24 children and 189 sadhus left the base camp in 123 vehicles and for Baltal, 1466 male, 507 females and 189 sadhus left in 74 vehicles including buses and LMVs.
Total 213 vehicles left the base camp for both the routes including 82 HMVs, 130 LMVs and one motorcycle.
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).