The shrine board has put in place a virtual and televised mechanism for live Darshan of Aarti from the shrine.
The decision to keep the pilgrimage symbolic was taken after discussions with members of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, officials said.
The offline and online registration for the annual Amarnath Yatra through Baltal and Chandanwari routes will begin from April 1 and April 15 respectively.
The 56-day yatra to the 3,880-metre-high shrine is scheduled to start from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal on June 28 and culminate on August 22.
A decision to this effect was taken at the 40th board meeting of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) chaired by Lt Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhavan here, the officials said.
Police said the yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 11 vehicles. This includes pilgrims going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.
As many as 2.60 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath despite interruptions due to torrential rains.
The Amarnath Yatra this year started on June 28 and would conclude on August 26.
Among the latest batch, 773 pilgrims have opted for the Pahalgam track in Anantnag district, while 435 including were going from the shorter 12-km Baltal side in Ganderbal district.
A fresh batch of Amarnath pilgrims, including women and Sadhus, left Jammu early this morning for Baltal and Nunwan base camps in Kashmir.
The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it rolled down from the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Qazigund area.
A pilgrim identified as Gurman Singh, son of Gurtal Singh, resident of Punjab suffered a massive brain hemorrhage at Baltal base camp in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal early Monday morning.
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