Landslides Close Srinagar-Jammu Highway

Srinagar: The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was closed yet again due to fresh landslides.

 

The highway has been closed due to landslides, a traffic police official said Tuesday, when traffic was to ply from Jammu to Srinagar as only one-way traffic is allowed since last month.

 

He said there were fresh landslides and shooting stones last night at several places, particularly at Mahar Nallah in Ramban. 

 

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway, has already put into service sophisticated machines to put through the traffic.

 

However, it may take a full day to clear the massive landslide at Mahar Nallah, he said.

 

No vehicle will be allowed from Srinagar or Jammu till a green signal is received from BRO and traffic police personnel posted at several places on the highway.

 

Meanwhile, hundreds of vehicles, including trucks carrying essentials, which were to leave for Kashmir valley this morning, have been stopped at different places in Jammu.

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