Vaishno Devi Yatra resumes after being stopped due to flash floods
Vaishno Devi Yatra, which was stopped after heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir, has been resumed. The batch of devotees has left again for Vaishno Devi Yatra from Katra. The officials gave this information on Saturday morning, August 20, 2022.
Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra suspended after heavy rainfall and flash flood
Officials said that the movement of pilgrims has resumed in the Vaishno Devi temple. This decision has been taken due to the good weather. Earlier, pilgrims going to Vaishno Devi temple were temporarily stopped due to heavy rains. The pilgrimage has been resumed as soon as the situation returns to normal after the rains have stopped.
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According to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, the movement of pilgrims to Mata Vaishno Devi has been resumed on Saturday. In view of the heavy rains, pilgrims going from Katra to Vaishno Devi temple have been stopped from going uphill, whereas priority will be also given to the pilgrims who are coming downstairs. The police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed and the situation is being monitored to avoid any mishappening.
Late Friday night, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board said that no untoward incident was reported due to heavy rains and landslides. Every day lakhs of devotees visit Mata Vaishno Devi. Earlier in July, the yatra was halted due to a cloudburst in the holy cave area of Amarnath. The Amarnath pilgrimage to the 3880 m high cave temple of Lord Shiva takes place through the routes of Pahalgam and Baltal.
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