Landslides block Kashmir highway, stall Amarnath pilgrims” progress

The Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday was blocked due to landslides stalling the progress of the Amarnath pilgrims.
Landslides block Kashmir highway, stall Amarnath pilgrims” progress
Landslides block Kashmir highway, stall Amarnath pilgrims progress. GK photo

The Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday was blocked due to landslides stalling the progress of the Amarnath pilgrims. No 'yatri' was allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from here, an official said.

The landslides at several places between Pantiyal and Ramban were triggered by incessant rains throughout the night.

The slides also blocked the road at Balinullah near Udhampur and meters away from Nashri tunnel.

"No pilgrim movement has been allowed today (Friday) towards the Valley from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here. The situation will be reviewed," the official said.

The 40-day long Amarnath Yatra started on Thursday. (With IANS inputs)

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