Amarnath Yatra, which was postponed due to cloudburst incident and bad weather, has started once again. After stopping in Jammu, a new batch of Amarnath pilgrims has started leaving the Jammu base camp.
According to the information, from 5 am on Monday, a new batch left from Jammu Base Camp to visit the holy cave. A batch of Amarnath Yatris was dispatched from Nunwan base camp on Pahalgam route. Helicopter service will be available from both Baltal and Nunwan side.
Devotees happy with the commencement of the yatra
Regarding the disaster, the devotees say that they have left their home with a vow that they will not go without seeing Lord Bholenath. He is ready to take any test in order to have darshan of Baba. Pilgrims say that we have full faith in Baba Bhole and are waiting for Baba’s darshan. He said that after the accident, the government has started the Yatra once again, due to which the devotees are very happy.
Search continues for pilgrims missing in tragedy
The search is on for the missing people in the flood that hit the Amarnath cave on Friday. The yatra had to be halted on Friday evening due to inundation caused by heavy rains near the holy cave. The yatra route was also destroyed due to the accumulation of debris up to 10 feet in front of the cave. CRPF and other personnel are guiding the passengers to proceed safely.
Mi-17V5 and Cheetal helicopters deployed
An IAF spokesperson said that four Mi-17V5 and four Cheetal helicopters have been deployed for rescue and relief efforts for the Amarnath accident. He said that Chital helicopters have made 45 flights. Five NDRF and Army personnel and 3.5 tonnes of relief material have been involved in evacuating 45 survivors from the holy cave.
16 dead, 40 still missing
So far 16 people have been confirmed dead in this accident. About 40 people are said to be missing. 65 injured people are being treated in different hospitals. Apart from the Army, BSF, ITBP, NDRF, SDRF, officers and employees of the administration are engaged in relief and rescue operations.
Amarnath Yatra started with two routes
Let us tell you that from June 30, the 43-day annual Amarnath pilgrimage started through two routes.
The first route goes through Nunwan in Pahalgam of South Kashmir which is 48 km long. On the other hand, the other way is from Baltal in Ganderbal in central Kashmir, which is 14 km shorter. Amarnath Yatra will end on August 11. This yatra will end on August 11, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.