Jammu, Jul 30: A fresh batch of 1,175 pilgrims on Tuesday left for 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 47 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.However, for Pahalgam route, 457 male, 108 females and 95 sadhus left the base camp in 23 vehicles and for Baltal, 369 male, 144 females and two children left in 24 vehicles including buses and motorcycles.
A total of 47 vehicles comprising 20 HMVs, 27 LMVs 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)