Fresh batch of 1,141 Amarnath pilgrims leave for Kashmir

Kashmir: According to the information given by the officials, yet another fresh batch of 1,141 pilgrims left for Kashmir valley today to take part in the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

The officials went on to say: “The pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 2.50 am in an escorted convoy of 46 vehicles for the Kashmir Valley.”

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As a security measure, no vehicle carrying pilgrims is allowed to cross the Jawahar Tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar national highway after 3.30 p.m.

This precautionary step has been taken to ensure that all pilgrims reach the base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal before sunset.

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All yatra related security deployments are withdrawn on the highway after 7.30 pm.

The 40-day long annual Amarnath Yatra, which started on 29 June, entered 25th day on Sunday and would conclude on 7 August on Shravan Purnima coinciding with Raksha Bandhan festival.

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