Living in tents near the cave is also over
News Patiala: 12th July 2022
Following the cloudburst near the holy Amarnath cave, the Amarnath Shrine Board and the administration have taken important steps for the safety of the pilgrims. Visiting time for the holy Himalayas has been reduced by two hours.
Now the pilgrims can visit till 4 pm. Pilgrims will no longer be allowed to stay in tents near the holy cave. Arrangements for pilgrims to stop near the cave have been completely abolished. Meanwhile, the 13th batch of 7107 pilgrims left the base camp at Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu for Baltal and Pahalgam in Kashmir amid tight security and great enthusiasm.
The weather changes most of the evening near the Holy Cave. In this situation, the Shrine Board is taking necessary steps to avoid further damage during any natural calamity. Pilgrims have been told to start their journey from Panchtarni on Baltal and Pahalgam Marg only when they can visit the cave till 4 pm. Security personnel will now approve the trip. Pilgrims arriving at the building after the stipulated time will be sent back as accommodation for pilgrims near the cave has been canceled.
In this case, the pilgrims may have to return to a camp on Panchtarni or Baltal Marg. It may be recalled that last Friday (July 8) a cloudburst near the holy cave caused heavy loss of life and property in the floods. Army, security forces, NDRF, SDRF relief, and rescue operations are still underway to find the missing pilgrims near the cave.