Another batch of devotees leave for Amarnath

Amid tight security, the 28th batch of pilgrims left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from Jammu.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014, 11:49 AM IST

Jammu: Amid tight security, the 28th batch of pilgrims on Thursday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

As many as 1,045 pilgrims, including 628 men, 219 women and 5 children, left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of 28 vehicles at 4:50 am, police said.
The convoy has already crossed Kud on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and would reach their destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they said.
With today`s batch, a total of 49,205 pilgrims have so far left from the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine.