Pahalgam, July 1(ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath on Thursday.
The Governor also performed pooja in the sanctum sanctorum and prayed for peace, harmony, brotherhood, progress and prosperity in the state.
His wife Usha Vohra, and Chief Executive Officer of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, Raj Kumar Goyal also paid their obeisances at the cave shrine.
He also visited the Nunwan and Baltal base camps and reviewed the arrangements made to facilitate Yatris.
The governor, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, interacted with the pilgrims at the Nunwan and Baltal base camps and particularly enquired about the facilities made available to them.
On this occasion, Minister for Forests, Mian Altaf Ahmad, flagged-off the helicopter services from Baltal to Panjtarni, while the Minister for Tourism, Nawang Rigzin Jora, launched the helicopter services from Pahalgam to Panjtarni.
The one way heli-fare for Baltal-Panjtarni and Pahalgam-Panjtarni has been fixed at Rs. 2425 and Rs. 3800, respectively. Children, between the age of 2-12 years, will be required to pay half the aforesaid prices.
The helicopter fares this year are substantially lower than those in Yatra 2009. By Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)
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