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Amarnath Yatra resumes as weather improves

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Jammu, The annual Amarnath Yatra Hindu pilgrimage resumed on Tuesday as the weather improved, police said.

amarnath-yatra-2015The yatra remained suspended for two days due to inclement weather and blockade of the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

“The highway has been re-opened after two days as landslides triggered by heavy rains were cleared off the road,” a police officer here told IANS.

A fresh batch of 4,633 pilgrims left for the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.

Pilgrims at the south Kashmir Nunwan (Pahalgam) and Baltal base camps, which were closed due to heavy rains, have been allowed to make the journey to the Himalayan cave shrine, an official said.

(IANS)

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Traffic Partially Restored on Jammu-Srinagar Highway After Closed for 3 Days

Scores of trucks carrying essential supplies have crossed the Jawahar Tunnel to reach the landlocked Kashmir Valley.

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The Jammu-Srinagar highway was partially restored for one-way traffic. Pixabay

The Jammu-Srinagar highway was partially restored for one-way traffic on Saturday, after remaining closed for three consecutive days due to snowfall and landslides.

“All stranded traffic was cleared on Friday night. One-way traffic will be allowed to move on the highway from Jammu to Srinagar today,” a traffic department official said.

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Scores of trucks carrying essential supplies have crossed the Jawahar Tunnel to reach the landlocked Kashmir Valley. Pixabay

Landslides in the Ramsoo-Ramban stretch have become a major challenge for the authorities as frequent blockade of the 300 km-long highway is caused by them.

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Scores of trucks carrying essential supplies have crossed the Jawahar Tunnel to reach the landlocked Kashmir Valley. (IANS)

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