Amarnath Yatra 2022: First Batch Of Pilgrims Leave For Base Camp


Jammu: The first batch of pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra which begins on Thursday, was flagged off by J&K Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha from Jammu base camp on Wednesday.

The batch including 717 pilgrims who left for the north Kashmir Baltal base camp, was flagged off from Bhagwati Nagar base camp by Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha around 5.30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Proper facilities have ben installed and heightened security measures are in place ahead of the pilgrimage.

As directed by the Amarnathji Shrine Board, the yatra was cancelled in 2020 due the COVID-19 pandemic.

With tight security in place, police control rooms, joint control rooms, helpline numbers and District Emergency Operation Centre numbers have also been established.

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