The annual Yatra to Holy Amaranth Cave organized by the Jammu & Kashmir government each year will commence from July 1st . The most sacred and popular pilgrimage of India will begin on both the traditional Pahalgam route and shorter Baltal route.
The government is taking all the necessary steps to make the journey safe and hassle-free one. The deputy commissioners of Ganderbal and Anantnag districts have been appointed as Yatra officers and are in charge to establish joint control rooms at Sonmarg and Pahalgam. To keep the pilgrims updated about the weather conditions, the meteorological department has been asked to cooperate with both the control. The 23 aid camps put up will function round the clock and will be equipped with doctors, para-medics, ambulances, oxygen cylinders and life saving drugs. The forest department will also stock 7000 quintiles of firewood at the halting stations for the adequate firewood supply.
The Amarnath Yatra of 2010 concludes on August 24th and the registration of yatris (pilgrims), on both Pahalgam and Baltal routes, will be through 110 designated branches of Jammu and Kashmir Bank all over India and through online presence.