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Another batch leaves for Amarnath shrine

india Updated: Jul 05, 2008 11:16 IST

A fresh batch of 1,848 pilgrims on Saturday left for cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir despite inclement weather.

The batch, including 362 women and 41 children, left from the base camp at Bhagwati Nagar early morning, officials said.

The pilgrims left in 48 vehicles and were escorted by security personnel, they said.

It has been raining at some places along the highway from Jammu to Banihal.

With today's batch, as many as 39,813 pilgrims from different parts of the country have left from here since the commencement of yatra on June 17.

Meanwhile, the government has organised free kitchen service (langar) at railway station and bus stand for Amarnath and Vaishnodevi yatris.

The government has also arranged buses of the State Road Transport Corporation to ferry the pilgrims, they said.