Kashmir: According to the information given by the official, a fresh batch of 678 pilgrims left for Kashmir in order to take part in the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
Over 2.50 lakh pilgrims have so far performed the yatra which started on June 29.
The official further went on to say: “Another batch of 678 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 20 vehicles at 2.55 a.m.”
The pilgrims use the Jammu-Srinagar national highway to reach the Valley and all vehicles carrying pilgrims have to cross the Jawahar Tunnel before 3.30 p.m.
This has been done as a precautionary measure to ensure that pilgrims reach the two base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal before sunset.
Over 35,000 security personnel have been deployed to maintain law and order.