Landslide hits Vaishnodevi route, 3 injured; Yatra suspended

The injured were identified as Raj Kumari (50), Asha Rani (65) and Kalyan Singh (55).

By: Press Trust of India | Jammu | Published: September 4, 2014 8:09 pm

Yatra to Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine was suspended on Thursday in view heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir as three pilgrims, including two women, were injured in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Trikuta hills.

“Keeping in view the safety of pilgrims in the wake of incessant torrential rains and also considering the weather forecast, Yatra to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine from Katra has been temporarily suspended from 4.00 PM today till further notice,” a spokesman of Board said.

The pilgrims, who were on their way to Bhavan for paying obeisance, were hit by a landslide and shooting stones near Adhkuwari on the track this morning, SP Katra, Kulbir Singh, said.

The injured were identified as Raj Kumari (50), Asha Rani (65) and Kalyan Singh (55), he said, adding they belonged to Madhya Pradesh.

Raj Kumar and Asha Rani were referred to Government Medical College Hospital for treatment of fracture in their legs, he said.

Chief Executive Officer Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Mandeep K Bhandari said a close watch was being kept on the weather situation and a decision on resuming the Yatra will be taken accordingly.

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  1. R
    Sep 18, 2014 at 7:35 pm
    kindly give the latest news of mata dashan when the route might be open
    1. D
      Sep 6, 2014 at 8:12 am
      i recently visit vaishno devi ...yatra is postponed till 7 sep, 2014 or may be later as depend upon to the climate
      1. H
        Hemant Kumar
        Sep 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm
        we are planning to reach Saay as we are starting tomorrow ?? Should we postpone or continue
        1. K
          Sep 16, 2014 at 6:46 am
          We have planned mata darshan on 22nd sept. Should we postpone or continue the yatra?
          1. S
            Sharmaa Sabb
            Dec 17, 2014 at 4:41 am
            Jai mata di disto kirpya btayein k hm 19 sep ko mata vaishno devi g k darshan kr skte h
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