The batch of 342 men, 96 women and six children left in a motorcade of 13 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4.50 AM, a police official said.

Amid tight security arrangements provided by CRPF, the convoy has already crossed Kud on Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

With today's batch, as many as 45,886 pilgrims have so far left from the Jammu base camp for the shrine.

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