Day 2: Incessant rains halt Amarnath yatra in Kashmir Himalayas

Amarnath yatra was halted from both Baltal and Nunwan base camps due to bad weather on Friday.
Day 2: Incessant rains halt Amarnath yatra in Kashmir Himalayas
Day 2: Incessant rains halt Amarnath yatra in Kashmir Himalayas

Amarnath yatra was halted from both Baltal and Nunwan base camps due to bad weather on Friday.

"The yatra has been suspended as of now and no pilgrims are allowed to move towards cave shrine in view of the rainfall and slippery road conditions along Baltal-cave shrine track," an official at Baltal base camp in Ganderbal told Greater Kashmir.

He said no pilgrim was allowed to move from either side to the cave on Friday as a precautionary measure.

He added that a foot bridge also got washed away at Brari Marg due to the incessant and heavy rains since yesterday evening.

Pertinently, thousands of pilgrims have already reached Baltal and Nunwan base camp and are eagerly waiting to start journey towards cave shrine for darshan. 

The yatra was suspended on Thursday morning also due to bad weather. However, it resumed later in the afternoon with the improvement in weather.

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