Jammu & Kashmir

Major Kashmir highways closed, Amarnath yatra suspended

Amarnath pilgrims move towards checkpoint for final document check in Chandanwari. [FPK File Photo/ Masroor Ashraf]

Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar, Srinagar-Leh highway were closed on Thursday after heavy rains triggered landslides at various places along the route.

The inclement weather conditions also lead to the suspension of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, officials said.

Due to heavy rains on Wednesday night, massive landslides blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban district of Jammu region, a senior police official told Kashmir News Observer.

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