The annual Amarnath Yatra have been suspended from twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday due to heavy rains, just a day after the yatra to the holy shrine began, said an official of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB).
“The yatra has been suspended temporarily in view of the rains that lashed the twin routes early in the morning, ” an official of the SASB said. He said the rains have rendered the tracks slippery at some places.
“The pilgrims headed for base camps at Baltal and Nunwan are requested to check the status of the yatra with the control room or helpline set up by the SASB before starting off, ” the official said.
The yatra from Udhampur has also been suspended due to heavy rain and landslide on the National Highway.
Braving inclement weather, over 6,000 pilgrims yesterday paid obeisance at Amarnath amid tight security.
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