Amarnath yatra suspended till 4 August following heavy rain forecast in Jammu and Kashmir

The Amarnath yatra will remain suspended till 4 August as the IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir over the next few days, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said on Wednesday

Press Trust of India July 31, 2019 18:11:51 IST
Amarnath yatra suspended till 4 August following heavy rain forecast in Jammu and Kashmir
  • The Amarnath yatra will remain suspended till 4 August as the IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir over the next few days

  • The spokesperson said the track from Baltal and Pahalgam has become slippery due to recent heavy rainfall

  • The yatra was suspended on Wednesday as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident, officials said

Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra will remain suspended till 4 August as the IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir over the next few days, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said on Wednesday.

Amarnath yatra suspended till 4 August following heavy rain forecast in Jammu and Kashmir

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"In view of inclement weather conditions, shooting of stones and landslides particularly in Jammu region, the yatra will remain suspended till 4 August, 2019," an SASB spokesperson said.

He said the India Meteorology Department has predicted heavy rainfall for next few days all over Jammu and Kashmir, which may cause landslides and shooting of stones on the Jammu and Srinagar national highway, particularly in the stretch between Ramban and Banihal.

The spokesperson said the track from Baltal and Pahalgam has become slippery due to recent heavy rainfall and the situation is likely to aggravate in the next couple of days.

The yatra was suspended on Wednesday as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident, officials said.

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