Yatri Niwas To be Used as Base Camp in Jammu For Upcoming Amarnath Pilgrimage

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File photo of pilgrims travel on ponies or on foot, along a track besides a glacier-fed stream on their way to the cave for Amarnath Yatra. (Reuters)

File picture of pilgrims journey on ponies or on foot, alongside a monitor in addition to a glacier-fed stream on their method to the cave for Amarnath Yatra. (Reuters)

The Jammu and Kashmir administration had determined to permit solely 500 pilgrims per day by highway from Jammu to the three,880-metre excessive holy cave shrine of Amarnath through the yatra.

  • PTI Jammu
  • Last Updated: July 5, 2020, 5:24 PM IST

The Yatri Niwas at Bhagwati Nagar right here would be used as the bottom camp for the upcoming pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, an official mentioned.

“The yatri Niwas is being prepared as the base camp for the Amarnath yatra with all necessary security arrangements,” he mentioned.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration had determined to permit solely 500 pilgrims per day by highway from Jammu to the three,880-metre excessive holy cave shrine of Amarnath through the yatra, which is prone to begin from the Baltal monitor for 2 weeks later this month.

Earlier, the yatra was scheduled to begin from the dual tracks of Pahalgam in Anantnag and Baltal in Ganderbal on June 23 however was delayed as a result of outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

The Yatri Niwas, which served as the bottom camp for the annual pilgrimage in Jammu, was initially changed into administrative quarantine in March and later upgraded to a 500-bedded COVID care centre with all of the required amenities to decrease the stress on the hospitals.

The official mentioned the sprawling complicated would be utilised as the bottom camp through the yatra interval and later turned again into the COVID care centre.