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Aaqib Magray

Srinagar 28 June【KNZ】:The yatra which was expected to commence today amid tight security got delayed dye bleak weather conditions.

Heavy rain on both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal tracks since early Thursday morning made the track slippery, official sources said.

However, number of pilgrims left Nunwan Phalgam base camp for Chandanwari, the last motorable halting station on traditional route.

The Amarnath Yatra is going hi-tech. For the first time ever, there will be drones and helicopters for aerial surveillance along the route.

Sources said if weather improves, yatris will be allowed to undertake the foot journey towards the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

About 3000 pilgrims, including women and Sadhus arrived at Nunwan Palahgam and Baltal base camp from Jammu on Wednesday evening.

That’s not all. Security forces are also being equipped with jammers, bullet-proof bunkers, satellite tracking systems, CCTV cameras and dog squads.

As the Amarnath yatra began from the Jammu base camp today, all security arrangements that have been put in places

“Once we receive that tracks are safe for undertaking the foot journey we will allow pilgrims to leave for holy cave,” they said.KNZ