Shri Amarnath Yatra has been stopped due to changes in weather and heavy rain in Jammu and Kashmir. Due to the possibility of landslides on the Pahalgam and Baltal routes, the administration has postponed the yatra leaving for this morning on the Baltal and Pahalgam routes.
Pilgrims have been asked to stay in the base camps till the weather clears. However, amidst the rain, the seventh batch has been sent to Kashmir Valley to see Baba Barfani from Jammu. 6351 pilgrims were involved in the batch that was dispatched on Tuesday.
Administrative officials say that the period of rain is continuing in the Kashmir Valley since night. The Pahalgam and Baltal roads are prone to landslides due to rain. The weather is not clear even near the holy cave of Shri Amarnath. It has been decided to postpone the yatra due to the safety of devotees in Aceh. In the camps, devotees have been provided with all the necessary arrangements. The journey will be resumed as soon as the weather clears.
About 19 thousand followers visited Baba Barfani on Monday, the fifth day. The sixth batch of passengers from the base camp in Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu, was released under strict security measures with 7276 passengers. The Yatra is receiving a lot of support from Shiva worshippers. As the voyage continues, the number of followers grows steadily. Due to the increased number of pilgrims, the city has become more crowded. The city’s main markets are crowded with tourists.
For Amarnath Yatris, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board has launched the Passenger Feedback Service (PFS). This collects input from travelers by SMS regarding their opinions on the standard of lodging, hygiene, and meals at the travel camps.