Landslides Shut Highway, Curbs On Mughal Road

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BANIHAL / JAMMU — The Jammu-Srinagar Highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the world, was closed for traffic Thursday due to a landslide in Ramban district that left over 1800 vehicles stranded, an official said.

The highway was blocked by a landslide at Digdol area in Ramban district, they said.

As a result, over 1500 heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) and 300 Light motor vehicles (LMVs) are stranded at different points of the highway, they said.

Men and machinery have been deployed to clear the area.

Meanwhile, thousands of vehicles were left stranded on the historic Mughal road from Bufliaz side on Thursday after the authorities didn’t allow them to move ahead because of one-way restrictions.

A traffic police official said that they had issued a traffic advisory yesterday but the motorists didn’t follow them.

SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral said only one-way traffic from Kashmir side was allowed today due to bad condition of the highway.

He appealed to the motorists to follow the traffic guidelines to avoid inconvenience.

Meanwhile, motorists have staged a protest at Bafliaz, demanding that they be allowed to move ahead.


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