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Transmission facilities at Baltal

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Amarnath yatra is going on from the twin routes of Baltal and Pahalgam and the authorities have already restricted the civilian traffic on highway for the smooth conduct of yatra from Jammu to South Kashmir. Both Central and the State Governments have taken number of measures for the safety and security of yatries including hi-tech surveillance on the route to yatra.

Breaking all the previous records of footfall, over 2.50 lakhs yatries have come to Kashmir for the holy cave darshan and many more are scheduled to reach here. The State and the Central Government have taken unprecedented security steps for their safety and Union Home Ministry is closely monitoring the yatra from New Delhi.

In order to keep Amarnath yatries updated about the weather and other facilities provided Amarnath shrine board and the district authorities of Anantnag and Ganderbal, a frequency modulation (FM) radio transmitter has been set up at Baltal with 16 hour transmission daily.

The yatries can access the facility even on basic mobile models. This special transmission service is available from 7am to 11pm. It provides information to the pilgrims with regard to weather, security and other related arrangements and it will culminate its transmission on the last day of yatra.

The Union Ministry of Culture has provided devotional content for the Yatra, which includes mantras, shlokas and bhajans with contextual meaning on Shiva, Parvati and Ganesh.

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