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Amarnath Yatra is reported to start on June 30 and will retain for forty-three days. The Centre, watching for a heavy vacationer rush in this yatra this time, has requested for a helicopter provider to take pilgrims without delay from Srinagar to Panchtarni, which is the last drop-off point, around 6 km from the shrine.
As of now, these helicopter services are to be had for the pilgrims from Pahalgam and Baltal to Panchtarni, from wherein devotees are both required to ride, stroll or take a palanquin to the Amarnath shrine. Both Pahalgam and Baltal are around ninety km from Srinagar, whereas a brand new direction is being added too from Budgam (close to the Srinagar airport) to Panchtarni this 12 months.
As consistent with a legit in the know-how, the government is looking ahead to a heavy rush this year for the yatra. Thus, to ease that pressure, it became determined in an assembly that helicopter services may be supplied to yatris without delay from Srinagar too. He also delivered that the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has been requested to test if it'd be possible to land the choppers on the foothill of the Amarnath Cave.
Till now, the handiest choppers ferrying VVIPs land close to the cave.
The legit also added that this will now no longer handiest lessen the distance, however, may even let extra yards go to the shrine in a day. He similarly delivered that this provider could be used handiest by some pilgrims due to the value involved. As such, the fare for this helicopter direction continues to be being labored out.
As consistent with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) framed at the guidelines of the Supreme Court of India, only 15000 registered pilgrims are allowed past Pahalgam and Baltal in a day, including 7500 each from Baltal and Pahalgam track.