Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board said that this has been done for effective tracking of pilgrims embarking on both the yatra routes and to enable officials involved in the management of the yatra to provide timely assistance in case of bad weather or any other emergency.
"Following the progressive decline in the strength of the Shri Amarnathji Yatra, the governor visited the Nunwan Yatra base camp, in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, today," a Raj Bhavan spokesman said.
The pilgrims were part of a convoy carrying a fresh batch of 3,419 pilgrims including 680 women and 201 'sadhus' from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu to Kashmir to undertake the annual pilgrimage, the official said.
Tourists enjoy a Shikara ride in the waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar. The footfall of tourists visiting Kashmir has decreased due to a spate of militant attacks including a recent attack on Amarnath yatris in which seven yatris were killed and around 20 injured.