Vaishno Devi Yatra Resumes After Suspension Due To Heavy Storms

by Sanmita A
Vaishno Devi Yatra Resumes After Suspension Due To Heavy Storms

The auspicious Vaishno Devi Yatra which is usually undertaken from the months of March to October, had to suspended on Sunday for a brief time. The weather, during the Vaishno Devi Yatra turned bad, after heavy rainfall was reported from the region. The yatra was stopped temporarily twice in 24 hours due to the heavy rainfall. The Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board stated that the suspension in yatra comes due to the inclement weather conditions.

Vaishno Devi Yatra – Flash Floods Occur

The Yatra had to be suspended briefly as flash floods occurred due to heavy rains and storm in the area. The Board also informed that there was more focus given to the devotees coming down after the darshan, rather than the ones going upward. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Police had also been deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident from taking place. The situation is being monitored continuously to ensure the safety of the devotees.

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Weather-Related Incidents in Jammu & Kashmir & Other Areas

As the monsoons are currently on in India, there have been numerous weather related incidents in various cities. States like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have reported deaths due to the weather as well. Not only flash floods, but the rains have also triggered landslides and accidents in the Northern states. During the 24 hours of rainfall in Himachal, reportedly, 21 are dead, 12 injured, 6 missing. Recently, in order to track the movement of the devotees and pilgrims, RFID technology has been introduced temporarily to track their movement through radio frequencies. These tags can have their identification in the form of encrypted information and even short description.

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