Governor N. N. Vohra, who is Chairman of shrine Board reviewed the status of the arrival of the first batch of Yatris who left Jammu today in the morning from Yatri Base Camp Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu. Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Amarnath Shrine Board and Bhupinder Kumar, Additional Chief Executive Officer, Amarnath shrine Board briefed the Governor during the meeting.
Narula informed that first batch of Yatris left in two separate convoys for Baltal and Nunwan Base Camps to ease the movement of traffic. The Nunwan and Baltal bound convoys comprising of 113 vehicles and carrying 2995 Yatris left Jammu at 6:22 am. The Nunwan based convoy arrived at the destination at 6:25 pm, whereas the Baltal bound convoy crossed the Manigam transit camp at 6:20 pm and is likely to reach Baltal Base Camp by 9:30 pm. It is pertinent to mention that the number of Yatris who arrived at the Base Camps in convoys on a day before the commencement of Yatra -2017 was 2280.
Governor exhorted close monitoring of the movement of convoys and stressed on timely arrival of Yatris in the Base Camps in order to ensure that Yatris take adequate rest before they embark on the Yatra next morning.