Due to heavy rain that caused flash floods in the area, the Vaishno Devi Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district was briefly suspended on Friday evening, according to the administration.
"Upward movement of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi from Katra has been halted due to severe rainfall. Priority is given to pilgrims approaching from below, according to the shrine board.
Yatris who are currently in the Bhawan area are given priority as they move down forward into Sanjhichatt and then Katra, the official said. They are being monitored closely by Shrine Board employees, police, and CRPF officials, as well as being under the general supervision of Additional Chief Executive Officer Navneet, who is stationed at the Bhawan.
Anshul Garg, chief executive officer of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, stated that no casualties or property damage had been reported and that the situation was under control.
On the Vaishno Devi trail, various social media footage depict flood-like conditions.