Flood alert in J&K as Jhelum river crossed danger mark; Amarnath Yatra resumes amid rains

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Amarnath Yatra has resumed from both the on-foot routes of Baltal and Pahalgam, after the weather improved. The yatra was stalled on the routes earlier today, due to incessant rainfall and bad weather.

Air sorties by the administration have also resumed from Baltal.

The Baltal route, coming from Srinagar, is of 14 kilometres, and the route from Pahalgam, coming from Jammu, is of about 32 kilometres.

Over 2,000 Amarnath pilgrims, who were part of the third batch, are left stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway as heavy rains triggered landslides at several places.

Pahalgam one of the base camps for the annual Amarnath Yatra which commenced yesterday received 27.8 mm of rains.

Yesterday, 1,263 pilgrims had set off from the Nunwan base camp in the morning but were asked to halt at Sheshnag till the weather improved.

(With agency inputs)

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