Amarnath Yatra 2018
An aerial view of route for pilgrims during Amarnath Yatra 2018

SRINAGAR — The annual Amarnath Yatra on Saturday faced another disruption due to bad weather conditions that triggered multiple landslides on the 270 km-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district, officials said.

An official told the news agency KNO that a fresh batch of pilgrims was not allowed to leave from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for Holy Cave due to weather advisory and heavy rains in Kashmir valley.

“The Yatra remain suspended on twin routes of Baltal and Pahalgam in the valley for the second consecutive day,” he said.

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He said overnight rains triggered fresh landslides, mudslides and shooting stones at Panthyal, Mehar and other places in Ramban district, blocking Srinagar-Jammu Highway.

Meanwhile, the train services from Qazigund to Banihal railway track have been suspended after water logging at Railway Station Hiller Anantnag.

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