Over 10,107 pilgrims pay obeisance at holy cave

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SRINAGAR: In a review meeting held here on Saturday, Umang Narula, CEO, Shrine Board, informed Governor N.N. Vohra that on the 10th day of the ongoing Amarnath yatra, 10,107 pilgirms paid obeisance at the holy cave.
He informed Vohra that the yatra had resumed from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes early Saturdaymorning and helicopters services had also operated from both the sides.
On the directions of Vohra MI-17 helicopters of Indian Air Force continued to operate and evacuated the remaining 241 (of the total 567) yatris stranded at Panjtarni.
Umang also informed that to meet the cash requirements of Yatris, J&K Bank has air lifted and made operational a Micro ATM at Panjtarni.
To address the serious problems caused by landslides, particularly between Railpathri and Brarimarg, the critical spots have been identified and preventive measures, laying of wire mesh, lighting of the track, raising of breast walls etc.- are being undertaken on emergent basis to ensure the safety of pilgrims, in addition to the deployment of rescue teams, Umang said.