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Amarnath Yatra resumes on Baltal route after three days

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The resumed on the Baltal route in central Kashmir's district today after remaining suspended for three days due to landslides and inclement weather.

The annual pilgrimage resumed on the Baltal route this morning, an said.

He added that on the 10th day of the yatra, 10,107 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave.

A total of 83,130 pilgrims have visited the cave shrine in the south Himalayas during this year's pilgrimage so far.

The said on the directions of Governor N N Vohra, helicopters of the continued to operate today and evacuated the remaining 241 of the 567 pilgrims, who were stranded at Panjtarni.

He added that to address the serious problems caused by landslides, particularly between Railpathri and Brarimarg, the critical spots were identified and preventive measures -- laying of wire mesh, lighting of the track, raising of breast walls -- were being undertaken on emergency basis to ensure the safety of the pilgrims, in addition to the deployment of rescue teams.

The had resumed on the Pahalgam route yesterday.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 21:20 IST