After remaining suspended for a day due to inclement weather, the Amarnath Yatra resumed from Jammu today, as the fourth batch of 6,877 pilgrims left for the twin base camps in Kashmir, officials said.
The pilgrims, including 1,429 women and 250 sadhus, left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in the morning for Nunwan-Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in 229 vehicles under tight security arrangements.
Water level in Jhelum receding; Jammu-Srinagar highway traffic restored
Amarnath Yatra from Jammu was allowed to resume after traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored. Traffic on the highway was suspended yesterday as a precautionary measure due to the threat of floods in the Valley.
As the water level in the Jhelum river started receding, authorities decided to allow the pilgrims from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp to join the yatra.