Amarnath yatra resumes after bad weather from Baltal

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Amarnath Yatra
Srinagar, Jul 2: The Amarnath Yatra which was suspended due to bad weather yesterday has resumed from the Baltal route on Saturday, Jul 2.

“With the improvement in the weather conditions, the pilgrimage was resumed this morning from Baltal route," said a official who works at the yatra control room at Baltal.

He said that around 12,700 pilgrims left the camp to visit the holy shrine.

After rains and light snowfall on Jun 30, the authorities decided to stop the yatra at the Baltal track, as the track was depicted to be slippery.

“The yatra was stopped from Jammu in view of bad weather conditions and heavy rush of pilgrims at the cave shrine and en-route from Baltal and Pahalgam routes," a senior police official said.

"No fresh batch of pilgrims was allowed to move towards Amarnath from Jammu base camp today," he added.

Atleast 1,000 pilgrims who were bound to Amarnath were stopped on their way at many places via Jammu-Srinagar national highway at Ramban, Udhampur, Patnitop and Nagrota areas and were given accommodation.

Almost 70,000 pilgrims have paid a visit to the holy shrine of Amarnath since the yatra began on Jun 29.

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