LG Sinha reviews Amarnath Yatra preparations at Baltal Base Camp

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — The Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday visited to the Baltal Base Camp in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district to review the security arrangements and facilities for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.

During the visit, the Lieutenant Governor assessed various facilities put in place to ensure the safety and comfort of the pilgrims. Various facilities reviewed included the availability of medicines, oxygen supplies, potable water, food, sanitation, and telecom connectivity along the yatra route and at the pilgrim camp.

The Governor expressed satisfaction with the preparedness and emphasized the importance of maintaining high standards of service and security throughout the yatra period.

He also interacted with the security personnel and staff, commending their efforts in facilitating a smooth and safe pilgrimage for the devotees.

The Amarnath Yatra is one of the most significant Hindu pilgrimage. This annual pilgrimage to the holy Amarnath cave shrine attracts thousands of devotees who traverse challenging terrains to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.

The Yatra offers two main routes: the Baltal route in Ganderbal, which is shorter but steeper, and the Chandanwari route in Pahalgam, which is longer but more gradual. The pilgrims can also opt for helicopter services from Neelgrath and Pahalgam to make the journey easier​.

The Amarnath Yatra for 2024 is set to commence on June 29th and will conclude on August 19th. — (KIMS)