The Amarnath Yatra was suspended today due to closure of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in the wake of a landslide triggered by heavy rains in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to Traffic Police sources, the traffic on the arterial road has been suspended as due to heavy rains Friday night. Massive landslide has blocked the highway at Kheri in Udhampur district.
Due to the closure of the road around 1500 vehicles are lying stranded at various places on the highway. In view of the closure of the road, the authorities have also suspended the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu base camp. The men and machines of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) are working to clear the landslide and the highway is expected to reopen by this evening.