Amarnath Yatra suspended again from Baltal route

Amarnath Yatra suspended again from Baltal route
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Sheikh Anees

Baltal: The Amarnath Yatra which was suspended for three consecutive days from Baltal route was resumed for a brief period on Saturday early morning before suspended again, officials said.

A police official posted at Baltal told Kashmir Reader that today morning around 5:15 am on foot route pilgrims allowed to left the Baltal base camp to visit the holy cave shrine and later it was decided to suspend pilgrimage “as precautionary measure” at around 7:00am due to bad road conditions.

Officials said that the on Friday two buses carrying 90 pilgrims male-69 female 21 left Pahalgam from Baltal camp to visit the cave via Pahalgam route.

The yatra was suspended on Wednesday on both routes in the wake of landslides and shooting stones at several places and intermittent rains in the Baltal and Pahalgam areas.

Three pilgrims died and five other persons were injured on Tuesday after a landslide hit the Brarimarg-Railpathri area on the Baltal track in Ganderbal district.

Governor N.N. Vohra, who is also the Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), also visited the Baltal base camp on Friday to take stock of the situation.