A huge number of pilgrims to be expected in Amarnath Yatra

Posted on April 1, 2021 by

BVR Subrahmanyam, the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir has directed the officers to get themselves prepared for the six lakh pilgrims that are expected to turn up during the Amarnath Yatra that is going to be held. The 56-day long pilgrimage takes you to 3880 m high holy cave shrine of Amarnath. The event is held in south Kashmir and this year it is supposed to begin on June 28 and shall continue until August 22.
The Chief Secretary has ordered the divisional commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir to monitor closely and make arrangements for all the necessary requirements such as camps along the yatra route for the pilgrims. Such an arrangement is basically to be made in Jammu, Ramban, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar, Anantnag, Udhampur, Baltal, and Chandanwari.
The capacity of the transit camps must be increased, under the jurisdiction of nearly 1.22 lakh devotees to this holy pilgrimage. Here you have the cave-bound pilgrims and the ones who are returning daily. The Chief Secretary has examined all the arrangements required for the safe, smooth, and secure transportation of the pilgrims. This is specially made for Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, Baltal, and Chandanwari yatra.
Basic facilities shall be meted out to the pilgrims along with sufficient amenities all throughout the route that the pilgrims shall undertake.
The Amarnath pilgrimage is one of the most prestigious pilgrimages for Hindus all over the world. Set at a height of 3,888 m, this cave temple is situated in Jammu and Kashmir and is mostly blanketed under snow, except during the summer season when it remains open for its devotees.