Jammu: The annual pilgrimage to Baba Amarnath has been postponed for two years from 30 June to 11 August this year due to the outbreak of the global pandemic Corona virus. The preparations for the yatra have started in full swing. A high-level meeting of top administrative and security officials was held on Friday before the tour, in which several important decisions were taken.

This information was given by Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board CEO Nitishwar Kumar.

Nitishwar Kumar, CEO of Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board said that this time strict security arrangements will be made for Amarnath Yatra. He said that this yatra will last for 43 days from June 30 to August 11. To ensure the safety of the pilgrims, radio frequency identification will be used to track the movement of the pilgrims. Also, the term of insurance coverage for pony operators has been extended to 1 year.

security forces will be deployed

Amarnath Yatra is set to resume after two years with huge crowd. Every effort will be made to provide better health facilities to the pilgrims. Also, communication facilities will be better for the passengers. Modern technologies will be used for coordination between various government departments and agencies. In addition, 10,000 personnel from a total of 110 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will be deployed for the Amarnath Yatra. It is noteworthy that this time online registration has started for the devotees of Bhole Baba for Amarnath Yatra from April 11. This time the journey will last for a total of 43 days.