Amarnath Yatra from Jammu halted again due to bad weather
The yearly Amarnath Yatra on Saturday confronted one more disturbance from Jammu following awful atmospheric conditions that set off various avalanches on the 270 km-long Jammu-Srinagar public thruway in the Ramban region, authorities said.
Two separate caravans of Amarnath travelers left Yatri Niwa’s headquarters in Jammu city for the sacred cavern altar on Saturday morning. However the cluster of 2,504 travelers, who favored the Baltal course, were permitted to arrive at Yatri Niwa’s headquarters in the Ramban region, one more group of 4,549 pioneers, who favored the Pahalgam course, needed to get back to Jammu headquarters from Udhampur’s Tikri region following avalanches on the expressway in Ramban locale, said authorities.
Short-term rains that progressed forward with Saturday also set off new avalanches, landslides, and shooting stones at Panthiyal, Cafeteria Morh, and Mehar in Ramban locale impeding the roadway, they added.
The men and hardware of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) are at work to clear the flotsam and jetsam.
However there are no abandoned vehicles on the parkway, new slides have impeded it at a couple of spots and it will require an investment to clear the garbage, the authorities said.
On Friday, no new clump of Amarnath Yatris was permitted from Jammu to the sacred cavern altar in south Kashmir Himalayas because of harsh weather conditions and awful conditions on the Jammu-Srinagar public roadway in Ramban.
Notwithstanding, almost 5,000 Yatris from Jammu, who remained for the time being at Yatri Niwas in Ramban were permitted to continue on Friday morning for Pahalgam and Baltal headquarters in Kashmir following the one-way rebuilding of the impacted stretch.
Prior, the Yatra was suspended from Jammu because of the awful climate on July 10 and continued on July 11.
The yearly 43-day yatra started on June 30 from the twin headquarters – – conventional 48-km Nunwan-Pahalgam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag and 14-km more limited Baltal in focal Kashmir’s Ganderbal.
Over 2.3 lakh explorers offered their requests at the cavern sanctuary, lodging the normally framed ice-Shivlingam, the authorities said.
A sum of 1,24,714 pioneers have left from Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar headquarters for the Valley since June 29, the day the principal group of travelers was hailed off by Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant lead representative (LG), Manoj Sinha. The yatra is planned to end on August 11 at the event of Raksha Bandhan.
A sum of 35 individuals for the most part explorers has kicked the bucket during the ongoing yatra till presently barring 15 travelers, who passed on in the flash floods at the cavern place of worship on July 1.
MeT office has estimated irregular light to direct rain with detached weighty falls on the Jammu-Banihal pivot for the following three hours.
Moderate to weighty downpour is probably going to go on for next a few hours on Batote-Banihal hub that might prompt avalanche, landslide, streak flood at weak spots, said a MeT official.
National Desk, Ne India News