Travel Advisory Issued For Amarnath Pilgrims

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Srinagar: In order to ensure the safe and secure movement of yatri vehicles, the state police has issued a travel advisory for the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra.

All vehicles carrying pilgrims have been advised to cross the Jawahar Tunnel before 3.30 p.m.

Pilgrims have been requested to follow the advisory strictly and cooperate with traffic police and security agencies.

“The decision has been taken in consultation with the civil administration and all security agencies connected with the yatra,” the advisory said.

The pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath will begin from June 29 and continue for 40 days.

The Indian Army has deployed total five battalions in the valley in view of the Amarnarth Yatra, which starts on June 29, sources said. A total of five battalions have been moved, along with engineers, signals and Territorial Army units.

One battalion will be on the Sonamarg-Baltal route to the Amarnarth shrine in Jammu and Kashmir and another one will be in the Pahalgam route. The remaining battalions will be positioned along the Srinagar-Jammu highway north of the Jawahar Tunnel. The troops will be equipped with night vision capability and tasked with securing the heights around the routes.