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Clearance of snow in full swing ahead of Amarnath Yatra

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With slated to begin from July 1, the clearing operation on the tracks is in full swing with 800 labourers deployed to clear the almost 32-Km route from Chandanwari to the holy cave.

The (PDA) is working with Shri Shrine Board (SASB) to clear the tracks off the and boulders, from both Baltal and Pahalgam side.

"This gives us employment. Our work is to remove stones that are obstructing the way leading to the holy cave of Amarnath," said Fayaz Shah, a labourer.

"We are working since last 15 days, we have no other employment and this provides us with our daily bread," said Junaid Ahmad, another labourer involved in snow-clearance work.

Officials are hopeful that the track will be ready before the commencement of the

"About 800 labours are deployed in the 32 Kilometers stretch for clearing the path from Chandanwari upto the holy cave. 40 avalanches have devastated it. The way upto the first base camp at Anantnag is almost clear," said Sajad Ahmad, official,

The 46-day-long will begin on July 1, the day of Masik Shivratri, and would conclude on August 15, the day of Shravan Purnima.

Earlier this week, sources said that over 1.10 lakh pilgrims have registered themselves for the annual Yatra.

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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 14:13 IST