Highway Remains Shut for 2nd Day

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JAMMU — The Jammu-Srinagar Highway remained closed for traffic for the second consecutive day Friday due to fresh landslides in Ramban district that left over 3000 vehicles stranded, officials said.

During the work of clearance of landslides at Digdol on the highway, fresh landslide took place resulting in closure of highway for the second day, they said.

As result of blockade, over 2500 heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) and 500 light motor vehicles (LMVs) were stranded at different parts of the highway. Men and machines are working to clear the landslide.

Meanwhile Vehicles, stranded at various places on highway were on Friday evening allowed to move towards Kashmir valley.

 “After clearing landslides at Digdol and some other places in Ramban, Kashmir-bound stranded vehicles were allowed to ply the highway, which connects Kashmir valley with the rest of the country,” a traffic official said.

He said once the stranded vehicles were cleared, only then decision to allow fresh traffic on highway will be taken. 

Meanwhile, one-way traffic continued to ply on Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road linking the Ladakh region with Kashmir, and historic 86-km-long Mughal road.

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