- Heavy rain in Jammu’s Ramban
- After the rain, there was a sudden flood, the soil got washed away.
- Schools and colleges had to be closed
Ramban Weather News: Schools and educational institutions in Ramban district have been closed due to flash floods and landslides following heavy rains in Jammu on Thursday. Officials said the water level in the Chenab river has crossed the danger level by 35 feet. The water level has been warned of further rise. The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway has also been closed due to mudslide, leaving hundreds of vehicles stuck. “All government and private schools will remain closed today in view of heavy rains in Ramban district,” an official said. Students have been advised to stay at home and be safe.
Amarnath Yatra had to be stopped
Here once again the Amarnath Yatra has to be stopped due to incessant rains and landslides. The landslide occurred after heavy rain on the Yatra route. After this this step was taken. The Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily suspended from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes as a precautionary measure following incessant heavy rains. Landslides have occurred at two places in Banihal area of Ramban. After this the Jammu-Srinagar highway has been closed. Due to the falling of stones from the mountains, the batch of Amarnath pilgrims from Jammu has been stopped as a precautionary measure at Chadrankot in Ramban. Relief and rescue teams have been deployed to clear the way.
stones falling from mountains
Regarding Amarnath Yatra, Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police says that due to falling of stones from the mountains, traffic was stopped on NH.44 in Mehad of Ramban. The police say that the devotees should not proceed till the permission is obtained. Earlier on Tuesday, there was heavy rain on the mountains around the holy cave of Amarnath. The condition was that there was a flood situation. In many areas, the water started coming down from the mountains at a high speed. Then the administration hurriedly alerted the passengers and took them out.
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