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Last batch of Amarnath pilgrims to leave today

Subject to weather conditions, the last batch of pilgrims from the Pahalgam route shall be allowed to cross the Chandanwari access control gate up to 11am on August 19. This was stated by PP Singh, additional chief executive officer, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2013 20:00 IST
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Subject to weather conditions, the last batch of pilgrims from the Pahalgam route shall be allowed to cross the Chandanwari access control gate up to 11am on August 19. This was stated by PP Singh, additional chief executive officer, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

The additional CEO added that the last batch of pilgrims from the Baltal route shall be allowed to cross the access control gate at Domel up to 9am on August 21.

However, for the yatris who prefer to travel by helicopters to Panjtarni, if weather conditions permit, heli-operations shall be allowed to take flights up to 9am on August 21 from Baltal and Pahalgam bases.

Meanwhile, a small batch of 44 pilgrims left the Jammu base camp for onward journey to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir amid tight security arrangements on Sunday.

The batch that included 15 males and 29 'sadhus' left for Srinagar to perform Amarnath yatra in two vehicles, police said. The pilgrims are expected to reach Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in the evening, they said.

Nearly 3.5 lakh pilgrims have performed darshan till Tuesday in the yatra that started on June 28.

The-55 day yatra will culminate on August 21 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.