Katra: The rain, which started from Wednesday morning, continued throughout the day on Thursday, but the steps of the devotees who went to pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi did not stop.
Devotees were seen moving ahead on the journey route, shouting Maa Bhagwati even in the rain. At the same time, the Bali helicopter service running from Katra to Sanjhi was also affected due to the rain throughout the day. Devotees willing to take advantage of this kept waiting at the helipad for hours.
Due to rain, the number of devotees remained slightly lower than on Wednesday. By 6 pm, 150 devotees had their online registration at Banganga entrance. Due to inclement weather and incessant rains, the ropeway service running between Bhawan-Bhairon valley remained closed for the second day as a precautionary measure.