Amarnath’s Baltal route remains suspended

Insight Online News

Srinagar, July 29 : The annual Amarnath Yatra only resumed from the Pahalgam route on Friday while the shorter Baltal route remained suspended for a second day due to bad weather even chopper services on the route was discontinued, officials said.

Fresh batches of pilgrims proceeded on foot and ponies from the traditional Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam towards the cave shrine via Chandanwari and Panjtarni halting points in south Kashmir amid cloudy weather conditions to pay their obeisance.

No pilgrim was allowed to proceed from Baltal route via Dumail for the second consecutive day amid inclement weather and slippery road conditions.

The chopper service was also suspended from Baltal route as it was raining in upper reaches, the officials said.

Kashmir Weather, an independent weather observatory forecast possibility of rain between afternoon and evening. However, the intensity will be less compared to the past five days.


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