Amarnath Yatra suspended on both routes due to heavy rains
The yatra has been suspended because of dangerous climate circumstances. Photograph: PTI
A complete of 587 pilgrims undertook the revered Amarnath Yatra on the third day of the pilgrimage right this moment, even because the yatra was suspended on each Pahalgam and Baltal routes because of inclement climate.
An official stated maintaining in view the security of pilgrims, the yatra remained suspended due to landslides, slippery tracks and capturing stones brought on by incessant rainfall.
“On the finish of the third day of Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 587 pilgrims paid obeisance on the holy cave,” an official spokesman stated.
Whereas no pilgrim is allowed to proceed in the direction of the cave shrine on foot, a few of them are utilizing helicopter companies to undertake the pilgrimage, he stated.
A flood alert was sounded in south and central Kashmir after many elements of the state had been lashed by monsoon rains intermittently since June 27, leaving 1000’s of pilgrims who had reached the dual base camps of Baltal in Ganderbal district and Pahalgam in Anantnag district stranded.
The rains additionally triggered landslides and capturing stones at a number of locations alongside the Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway yesterday, however well timed motion by the authorities involved ensured that the 260-km all-weather street connecting the Valley with the remainder of the nation, remained open.
Regardless of incessant rains, the pilgrimage to the three,880 metre excessive cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas commenced as per schedule on June 28 after a number of hours of delay. Nonetheless, the pilgrimage confronted frequent disruptions owing to steady rainfall.
The 60-day yatra is scheduled to conclude on August 26 coinciding with the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ pageant.
In the meantime, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra, who can also be the chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, directed its CEO Umang Narula to carefully monitor the observe circumstances and their restore work earlier than permitting the motion of pilgrims.