Govt Withdraws Statement On Suspending Yatra From August 23
Jammu / Srinagar, August 20 : The government on Sunday withdrew statement in which it had announced suspending annual Shri Amarnathji Yatra from August 23.
“We deeply regret the inconvenience in this regard,” reads an official statement to GNS.
Earlier the government said that Shrine Board authorities have informed that due to considerable reduction in the flow of pilgrims and the urgent repairs and maintenance of the Yatra tracks at vulnerable stretches being undertaken by Border Roads Organization (BRO), movement of pilgrims on both the tracks leading to the Holy Cave is not advisable.
“Hence, the Yatra shall remain temporarily suspended from both routes with effect from 23rd August, 2023,” it had ssaid, adding, “Chadi Mubarak shall proceed via traditional Pahalgam route marking the culmination of Yatra 2023 on 31st August.”
The 62-day long Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 2023 commenced on 1st July this year and it will culminate with the event of Chadi Mubarak on 31st August 2023.
The Yatra commenced simultaneously from both the routes – the Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district.
“This year the Yatra has seen overwhelming footfall with more than 4.4 lakh pilgrims having taken darshan at the Holy Amarnathji Shrine so far.” (GNS)