Over 6 lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra
SASB REVIEWS SAFETY ARRANGEMENTS
Srinagar, July 28: Over six lakh pilgrims from various states have performed Amarnath Yatra till date this year.
This was stated in a meeting chaired by Navin K. Choudhary and Chief Executive Officer, SASB and Preet Pal Singh, Additional CEO, SASB while reviewing the ongoing yatra.
Consequent to the review, the CEO informed the Governor, NN Vohra, who is also Chairman of the SASB, that 6,05,665 Yatris have paid obeisance at the Cave Shrine by last evening compared to 6,09,674 Yatris last year.
The CEO stated that this year 5,08, 464 pilgrims had secured registration till July 27, 2012, as against 2, 59, 897 Yatris during the entire Yatra 2011 in which 6.35 lakh pilgrims had paid obeisance at the Shrine.
He said this year’s registration includes 99, 536 pilgrims who had secured on-spot registration, till last evening, against 99,315 pilgrims who had secured on the spot registration during Yatra 2011.
The CEO informed the Governor that of the 93 pilgrims who had lost their lives during the ongoing Yatra due to accidents and medical reasons, 47 casualties had taken place on the Pahalgam-Chandanwari-Sheshnag route, 34 on the Baltal route. Besides he said 12 pilgrims had passed away after admission to hospitals in Srinagar.
The CEO disclosed that of the total number of pilgrims who had lost their lives, 86 had died due to medical reasons and seven were killed in accidents in the Yatra area.
The Governor while expressing serious concern over the unfortunate deaths of 86 pilgrims due to medical reasons during the first 33 days of the pilgrimage,, reiterated his directions to the CEO to yet again publicize the Do’s and Don’ts. He said that the Health Advisory issued to the Yatris by the SASB must be strictly executed.
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