Amarnath yatra route fully restored

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/16/2017 12:05:28 AM

Working hard to make pilgrimage safe, convenient: Vohra

SRINAGAR, Jun 15: The Amaranth Yatra route has been fully restored and the pilgrimage will start on June 29 as per the schedule.
Nearly 30,000 paramilitary forces are being deployed to ensure a safe yatra, officials said.
Governor N N Vohra today said the government is working hard to make the Amarnath yatra safe and convenient for the tourists.
"The yatra is starting from June 29 and the preparations are going on for past few months. I have come to take stock of facilities here at the Pahalgam base camp. I can see the hard work being put to make the stay easier for the polgrims I want to say that enjoy your visit and reach back home safely," Vohra told the media in Pahalgam. Governor is also the chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).
Army has deployed total five battalions in the valley in view of the Amarnarth Yatra reports said.
One battalion will be on the Sonamarg-Baltal route to the Amarnarth shrine and another one will be in the Pahalgam route. The remaining battalions will be positioned along the Srinagar-Jammu highway north of the Jawahar Tunnel. The troops will be equipped with night vision capability and tasked with securing the heights around the routes.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is the overall in-charge for conducting the Amarnarth yatra and the Army units will be in-charge for preventing militants from interdicting the yatra. One additional battalion in counter infiltration role is deployed along the Line of Control (LoC), officials said.



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