Halt on Vaishno devi Yatra for second consecutive day

Sources: Media Reports


The Yatra was temporarily suspended from 4.00 PM onwards yesterday in view of heavy rain in the state.

“Yatra to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji from Katra onwards continues to remain under suspension today also keeping in view the safety of pilgrims in the wake of continuing rains and the closure of the track due to landslides at various places“, he added.

Dr Mandeep K Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer, SMVSB, said here today that the decision about resumption of the Yatra will be taken only after the weather improves and, as such, advised the intending pilgrims to replan their schedule for undertaking the pilgrimage accordingly.

There were three more landslides on track to the cave shrine today due to heavy rains as authorities braving the heavy rains and bad weather conditions are working to clear the track, officials said.

Over 4000 pilgrims, who were stranded at Bhawan and other places have been shifted to safer places.

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