This time’s Amarnath Shivaling could be the biggest ever!


The Amarnath Yatra will be of 59 days duration this year, considering the long pending demand of the Sangh Parivar organizations. The decision on this was taken earlier this year at a meeting of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board chaired by Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra.


Reyaz Ahmad Wani, chief executive, Pahalgam Development Authority said that the track opening is always a challenge for the Amarnath Yatra when the weather barely cooperates with you.  However, the authorities assured that the track will be restored and snow will be cleared from the track before the commencement of pilgrimage.  The authorities are facing hardships during the clearance and other arrangement due to fresh snowfall on the 32 km long track from Chandanwari to the cave which was comparatively heavier than the previous few years.

Khan said that every other arrangement for the Yatra is in place. “Even tent suppliers and langarwalas have installed their tents and langars at different spots of the track up to the shrine,” he added. The departments concerned have strict orders to follow the Standard Operation Procedure.

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