Amarnath Yatra resumes on twin routes

The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Tuesday from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes after remaining suspended temporarily for a day due to inclement weather, officials said.
They said fresh batches of pilgrims were allowed to proceed from the traditional Nunwan-Pahalgam base camp and the shorter Baltal via Dumail amid clear and dry weather conditions.
As many as 633 pilgrims, including 105 women, five sadhus and five children proceed via Domail to undertake the trek to the Himalayan cave shrine.
A total of 198 pilgrims were also airlifted from the Baltal base camp to Amarnath for prayers till 11 am. Devotees were also allowed to proceed from the traditional Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam and from halting points of Chandanwari and Panjtarni in south Kashmir.
Officials said 467 pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine till 11 am taking the total number of pilgrims who paid obeisance at the holy cave to 2,96,630 so far.
Kashmir Weather, an independent weather observatory, has forecast mostly dry weather on the day with possibility of a short thundershower in the late afternoon/evening.