Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of both snow-covered routes of the upcoming Amarnath pilgrimage in South Kashmir. The 46-days pilgrimage will begin on 1 July and conclude on 15 August.

Accompanied by K Vijay Kumar, Advisor to Governor and BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, Malik conducted an aerial survey of the entire Shri Amarnathji Yatra route along the Baltal-Domel-Sangam-Panjtarni-Sheshnag-Chandanwari-Pahalgam axis to gain a firsthand view of the existing snow accumulation levels.

The Governor expressed satisfaction upon the pace of ongoing snow clearing work and restoration of the tracks.

The Governor has impressed upon the concerned authorities to ensure that the tracks are repaired and cleared and all facilities required for the smooth conduct of the Yatra put in place before its commencement on 1 July.