Amarnath Yatra, which was suspended for two days due to the flash flood disaster near the cave shrine, resumed on Monday morning.
Before the flash flood triggered by heavy localised rain hit the tented area on Friday evening, over 1.13 lakh pilgrims had Darshan inside the holy cave.
“Flash flood debris has already been cleared and this time the track is being restored. Yatra was restored today after remaining suspended for 2 days”, officials said.
Yatris were initially allowed to move towards the cave shrine on the traditional Pahalgam-Cave shrine route on Monday.
Three-ton JCB machine of the Army’s engineering wing was pulled up by bare hands by the soldiers to the debris site from Baltal base camp and this earthmover was used to clear the debris on the track to the cave shrine.
Reports here said 37 Yatris are still missing while officials have confirmed 16 deaths and safe evacuation of over 15,000 stranded pilgrims.
Another batch of 4,026 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in two escorted convoys on Monday morning to perform the Yatra.
Of these, 3010 are going to the Pahalgam base camp while 1,016 are going to the Baltal base camp.
Amarnath Yatra 2022 started on June 30 and will conclude on August 11.