More than 1 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath cave in the first week

first_imgThe number of pilgrims visiting the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir in the first week crossed the one-lakh mark on Monday.According to a Shri Amarnath Shrine Board official, 1.11 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the holy cave.“Around 15,732 pilgrims visited the shrine on Monday,” the official said.The yatra started from the twin routes of Baltal and Pahalgam in central and south Kashmir on July 1 and will conclude on August 15.Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik, also chairman of the SASB, has urged locals to “bear with the inconvenience caused due to the traffic regulation for pilgrims”. He has suggested that the traffic restrictions for civilians should be reduced to two hours from six hours a day, where vehicles carrying pilgrims would be allowed.Mr. Malik has directed all officers to ensure that every pilgrim is provided the required assistance. “The pilgrimage is conducted with the support of the local people of Kashmir and their role is praiseworthy in ensuring the smooth conduct of the yatra,” the Governor said.last_img

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