Advisory for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

22nd Jun, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

SRINAGAR (Jammu and Kashmir): 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. [caption id="attachment_6375" align="alignnone" width="908"]

Hindu pilgrims enter the cave of Lord Shiva in Amarnath, 141 km (87 miles) southeast of Srinagar July 1, 2007. An ice stalagmite that forms in a Himalayan cave and is worshipped as a Hindu god has melted completely for the second year, officials said on Monday, as a pilgrimage to the site was suspended due to bad weather. Picture taken July 1, 2007. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN ADMINISTERED KASHMIR) - RTR1RDLR[/caption] 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.(ANI)