Says 2.34 lakh visit cave shrine
YATRA GOING ON SMOOTHLY: SASB
Srinagar, July 10: The Yatra to the Amarnath cave shrine is progressing satisfactorily on both the Pahalgam and Baltal routes.
According to Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Chief Executive Officer, R K Goyal, with improvement in the overall weather conditions in the Yatra area since Saturday morning, the movement of Yatris along both the routes had been proceeding smoothly. Till last night over 2.34 lakh pilgrims had completed their Yatra, he added.
With regard to the weather conditions in the Yatra area, Goyal said as per the Meteorological Department’s weather forecast for the next five days, i.e. from July 11 to 15, the sky is likely to remain cloudy in the Kashmir Division. Giving details of the forecast, he said it was expected to remain partly cloudy on July 11, 12 and 14 July, whereas July 13 is likely to remain clear.
However, light rain/thunder is expected to occur at isolated places on July 15, he said.
Goyal advised all those who intend to visit Amarnath cave to ascertain the up to date weather conditions in the Yatra area before embarking on their pilgrimage. The details of weather forecasts are available on the website (www.amssdelhi.gov.in) of the Indian Meteorological Department, he said adding the weather details could also be accessed on the Shrine Board’s website (www.shriamarnathjishrine.com).
Lastupdate on : Sun, 10 Jul 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 10 Jul 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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