Amarnath Yatra resumes on Day 4 as weather improves, Jhelum below danger mark

The fourth batch of the Amarnath Yatra started on Sunday morning as weather improved across the Kashmir valley.

The water level in Jhelum which had touched the danger level has also receded, giving some respite to authorities and locals.

On Saturday, the local administration had issued flood warnings for many low-lying areas in Kashmir.

Around 3,000 pilgrims in 90 vehicles left for Amarnath on Sunday from Jammu amid tight security.

The pilgrimage was stalled for the first three days as continuous rains triggered landslides and washed away some small bridges on the route.

On Saturday, only 587 pilgrims could visit the cave shrine as the pilgrimage remained suspended for much of the day.While no pilgrim is allowed to proceed towards the shrine on foot, some of them are using helicopter services to undertake the pilgrimage, reported.

The 60-day pilgrimage is scheduled to conclude on August 26, coinciding with Raksha Bandhan.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra, who is also the chairperson of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, directed its CEO Umang Narula to closely monitor the track conditions and their repair work before allowing the movement of pilgrims.

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