Jammu, Jul 29: A fresh batch of 2,675 pilgrims on Monday left for the Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayas amid "Bam Bam Bhole" chants and rains from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here.
The fleet of 113 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.
However, for Pahalgam route, 1,163 male, 207 females and 174 sadhus left the base camp in 59 vehicles and for Baltal, 843 male, 285 females and three children left in 54 vehicles including buses and motorcycles.
A total of 113 vehicles comprising 46 HMVs, 64 LMVs and three motorbikes left the base camp for both routes.
The first batch was flagged off from here on June 29.
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)