Srinagar: The annual Amarnath Yatra only resumed from the Pahalgam route on Friday while the shorter Baltal route remained suspended for a second day due to bad weather even chopper services on the route were discontinued, officials said.
Fresh batches of pilgrims proceeded on foot and ponies from the traditional Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam towards the cave shrine via Chandanwari and Panjtarni halting points in south Kashmir amid cloudy weather conditions to pay their obeisance.
No pilgrim was allowed to proceed from the Baltal route via Dumail for the second consecutive day amid inclement weather and slippery road conditions.
The chopper service was also suspended from the Baltal route as it was raining in the upper reaches, the officials said.
Kashmir Weather, an independent weather observatory forecasts the possibility of rain between afternoon and evening. However, the intensity will be less compared to the past five days.