Over 15000 Pilgrims Stranded as Amarnath Yatra Suspended for 4th Day

Jammu: Over 15,000 pilgrims are stranded in Jammu and other places as the Amarnath Yatra was suspended for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. The Jammu-Srinagar national highway is closed due to extensive damage in its Ramban section because of rains and landslides.

But pilgrims have no intention to return back without having darshan of the cave shrine.

According to authorities the restoration of the roads is expected to take some more time.

With the Amarnath Yatra being suspended, around 8,000 pilgrims are stranded in Jammu. Similarly, around 6,000 pilgrims are stranded at the Chanderkot base camp in Ramban district. Nearly 2,000 pilgrims are stranded at the Kathua and Samba camps.

Around 5,000 vehicles are stranded on the stretch from Ramban to Lakhanpur.

But more and more pilgrims are arriving in Jammu for their journey to Amanarth.

The 62-day annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave began on July 1 and it will end on August 31.

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