Jammu, Jul 3: The fourth batch of 4694 pilgrims on Wednesday left for the Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayas amid "Bam Bam Bhole" chants from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here.
The fleet of 203 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.
However, for Pahalgam route, 2174 male, 412 females, nine children and 83 sadhus left the base camp and for Baltal, 1635 male, 379 females, 15 children and 23 sadhus left in 93 vehicles including buses and LMVs.
Total 203 vehicles left the base camp for both the routes including 77 HMVs, 124 LMVs and two-wheeler.
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). (UNI)