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Jammu And Kashmir: Administration Conducts Trial Run To Check Security Preparedness For Amarnath Yatra

The 62-day-long pilgrimage to the cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence on July 1 and conclude on August 31.

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Right ahead of the Amarnath Yatra starting from July 1, Jammu and Kashmir administration conducted a trial run for a thorough inspection of security and other arrangements to ensure a safe pilgrimage for the devotees.

The trial run was conducted from Jammu to Banihal.

All about the trial run

Additional Director General of Police Mukesh Singh, accompanied by senior officers, conducted the trial run along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

All arrangements made by Jammu, Udhampur, and Ramban district administrations for the pilgrimage were meticulously examined by the senior civil and police officers in charge of the Jammu division.

"The trial run was conducted by the security establishment from Jammu to Banihal on the highway for a thorough inspection of security and other arrangements", an officer said.

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About this year's yatra

The 62-day-long pilgrimage to the cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas will commence on July 1 and conclude on August 31.

Two routes have been mapped for this year's yatra-- the traditional 48-kilometre Nunwan route, in south Kashmir's Pahalgam, and the shorter 14-kilometre Baltal route in central Kashmir's Ganderbal.

The first batch of pilgrims will depart from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu on June 30.

They will travel on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway before reaching their designated base camps in Pahalgam and Baltal.

In a bid to cope with a situation involving inclement weather, the administration has planned for transit camps which would accommodate the devotees.

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It has been reported that steps have been taken to ensure landslide debris are cleared promptly expediting the reopening of the highway.

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