Leaders Online Desk: Heavy rains have been present in Jammu and Kashmir for the past several days. Some houses in Chenab river area have been destroyed due to rain. This has affected transport, electricity and water supply in the state. Along with the snowfall in Kashmir, light rain also occurred at some places. Meanwhile, the Amarnath Yatra has been postponed for some time due to heavy rains. (Heavy Rain in Jammu Kashmir)
A group of more than three thousand passengers left Jammu for Kashmir on Saturday. The convoy was halted at Ramban due to landslides at two places on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Officials have informed that traffic has been disrupted due to landslides in Mehr and Dalwas areas of Ramban district. A contingent of 3,472 Amarnath pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in 132 vehicles early in the morning. The convoy was halted at Chandrakot due to the closure of the highway. They were sent forward after the traffic on the highway was smooth.
Several parts of Jammu and Kashmir have reported light to moderate rains and thunderstorms, a Met official said. Heavy rain is forecast in some parts of Kathua district and it is likely to rain throughout the day. Light to moderate rain will occur at some places on Sunday. (Heavy Rain in Jammu Kashmir)
As the water level of river Chenab rose in the morning, the Gujjar settlement in Gadkhal of Akhnoor was submerged. Meanwhile, in Doda district, part of Thalila-Chirala link road was washed away due to cloudburst in Kota drain. A flood-like situation has arisen in this area. Thathri Sub-Divisional Magistrate Athar Amin Zargar said that cloudbursts along with heavy rains have caused landslides and flood-like conditions in the Kota drain. There are no reports of casualties or injuries. Mechanisms are being deployed to remove debris from the road and restore it as soon as possible. (Heavy Rain in Jammu Kashmir)
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