New Vaishno Devi track forced closed due to landslide

Tehri: Restoration work in progress after heavy landslide in Kumarkhera, Narendra Nagar district in Tehri, Uttrakhand on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI7_17_2016_000201B)

A landslide has struck the Tarakote Marg, the new seven kilometer track to the Vaishno Devi shrine early Monday morning.

The landslide, which occurred near Himkoti, has left the track temporarily closed for pilgrims.

After reassuring that efforts were on to clear the debris, Senior Superintendent of Police, Reasi, Tahir Sajad Bhat said that no pilgrims were injured and the landslide was most likely triggered by rainfall.

The new track was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after being approved by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in February 2011 to help adjust the rush of pilgrims on the old track.



(Featured Image – The Indian Express)

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