Srinagar, June 30 (PTI) The annual Amarnath yatra to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas was today suspended from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes due to heavy rains. Rains have rendered the tracks slippery at some places, leading to suspension of the yatra. Also Read - Arrival Of 'Sticky Bombs' Sets Off Alarm Bells In Jammu And Kashmir | All You Need To Know
“The yatra has been suspended temporarily in view of the rains that lashed the twin routes early morning,” an official of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) told PTI. “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. Also Read - Son of Srinagar's Krishna Dhaba Dies After Being Shot at by Militants
Over 6,000 pilgrims yesterday paid obeisance at the 3,888-metre high cave shrine. Also Read - Train Services Resume In Kashmir Valley After 11 Months of COVID-19 Restrictions
The 40-day long Amarnath yatra began from Jammu on June 28.PTI MIJ
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