Day 8: Amarnath Yatra remains suspended on second day due to bad weather

Jmu-Sgr highway blocked after landslides; No pilgrims allowed to move Kashmir from Jammu’s base camp; Qazigund-Banihal railway operation suspended after water logging: Officials


Srinagar: The annual Amarnath Yatra on Saturday faced another disruption due to bad weather conditions that triggered multiple landslides on 270 km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district, officials said.

An official told KNO that fresh batch of pilgrims were not allowed to leave from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for Holy cave due to weather advisory and heavy rains in Kashmir valley. “The Yatra remain suspended on twin routes of Baltal and Pahalgam in valley for second consecutive day ”, he said.

He said overnight rains triggered fresh landslides, mudslides and shooting stones at Panthyal, Mehar and other places in Ramban district blocking Srinagar- Jammu highway.

Meanwhile, the train services from Qazigund to Banihal railway track have been suspended after water logging at Railway station Hiller Anantnag.

Share Article

I m a researcher, writer and Journalist. I am a Kashmir based Journalist. Journalism is my passion and I can never think of doing anything else in my life. I am a first-generationn Journalist in my family and have practically devoted the best years of my life to this passion. I was born and brought up in the most beautiful prison in the world ( Kashmir ). I love reading fiction and autobiographies and writing stories religiously every day. Some of my stories and write ups can even be google searched (Isueye). I only compete with myself, no one else. Also, I am the biggest animal lover of all times. I idolise my Mom but love myself for my oratorial skills. That is my best asset. I never really plan things in life because I know it's ultimately going to prevail. So I take things easy in life...

Don't Miss