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Amarnath Yatra suspended till August 4

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Srinagar: Amarnath Yatra, authorities said, will remain suspended till August 4 due to erratic weather conditions that could trigger landslides and shooting stones over Highway and the tracks leading to cave could become ‘slippery and slashy’.

In view of inclement weather conditions, shooting stones and landslides particularly in Jammu region, Yatra will remain suspended till 4th August, 2019, officials said.

According to India Meteorology Department has predicted heavy rainfall for next few days all over Jammu and Kashmir, which may cause landslides and shooting stones on highway between Jammu and Srinagar, particularly in the stretch between Ramban and Banihal, which is highly vulnerable to landslides and shooting stone.

The track from Baltal and Pahalgam has become slippery and slashy due to recent heavy rainfall and the situation is likely to aggravate in next couple of days in view of weather advisory issued by IMD.

 

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