Jammu and Kashmir: Amarnath Yatra remains suspended due to bad weather

According to authorities, no vehicle carrying pilgrims was allowed to move towards the Valley from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu.

Published: 30th June 2018 09:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2018 09:16 AM   |  A+A-

Pilgrims on Amarnath Yatra (File |PTI)

By IANS

Jammu and Kashmir: The annual Amarnath Yatra remained suspended on Saturday due to incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir.

According to authorities, no vehicle carrying pilgrims was allowed to move towards the Valley from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu.

"Yatra continues to remain suspended as both the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps were lashed by heavy rains during the last two days," officials said.

"Due to slippery trek routes and bad weather, no Yatri was allowed to move towards the Cave Shrine from either base camp."

The officials said that the situation will be reviewed once the weather improves. Sonam Lotus, Director of the MET department, said the weather would improve towards the afternoon. The authorities added that all Yatris were safely lodged inside the two base camps.

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