The Amaranth Shrine Board (SASB) announced a hike in collective insurance for pilgrims and it has been increased from one lakh to three lakh rupees. The Board handles the annual travel arrangements for the holy cave temple located at a height of 3,880 meters in South Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N Vohra is the chairman of this board, who has announced the increase in the sum insured. Vohra along with board chief executive Umang Narula was also present during this period.
He took a tour of the pilgrimage route of Baltal base camp and visited the holy cave, Panjtarani, Baltal and Domail base camps and Nilgrath helipad.Good news for Shiv devotees this year, the size of Baba Barfani is much larger than last year. Goddess Parvati is also with Baba Bholenath and sitting on the guard Nandi too. Amarnath Yatra is starting from 29th Of June this year. The number of visitors is increasing and the danger of travel is also increasing.According to the estimation of the Union Home Ministry, violence in the valley can increase after Eid. This is the reason that the Ministry has deployed twice the number of security forces for the year’s journey. Last year 115 companies were deployed while 210 companies were deployed this year.Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office, said: “Amarnath Yatra is the responsibility of the government, along with the society as well. This journey is a symbol of the collective tradition of the whole of India. People of other religions. As far as security is concerned, the Home Minister has taken many meetings and has given extra power to the state government. “The most worry is the route of the journey. There is also the fear that stone pelters should not be ruckled. So far, more than two lakh passengers have been registered for the journey. The difficult is about those who suddenly reach the valley of registration.Meanwhile, Chairman of Amarnath Shrine Board, Governor NN Vohra reviewed the security arrangements of the trip on Friday. In the Raj Bhavan, meeting with the senior officials of the State Administration, Army, Armed Forces and Intelligence agencies, the Governor asked all the agencies to maintain constant co-ordination to ensure the safety of the yatra. Considering the danger, the ministry has also sent a delegation to Srinagar.
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