Kashmir Highway Closed For Second Consecutive Day

 

File Photo

Jammu-  The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the second consecutive day on Wednesday due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district, leaving hundreds of vehicles stranded, officials said.

The traffic on the Mughal Road, which connects the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu Region with south Kashmir’s Shopian district, was also suspended due to landslides, they said.

“The Jammu-Srinagar highway is blocked due to fresh shooting stones and landslides at several places in Ramban district”, a traffic official said.

The highway was closed for traffic due to shooting stones at Panthiyal on Tuesday.

Work is on to clear the highway, the officials said.

The situation at Battery Cheshma on the highway is bad as a lot of mud is to be cleared to ensure that heavy vehicles trapped in it are cleared, they said.

Over 1,000 vehicles are stranded at various places along the highway, reports said.

The Mughal road is blocked due to landslides at Poshana and SSG road blocked at Chini nallah and efforts are on to clear them, they said.

However, heavy rains is hindering the cleaning operation, they said.

Follow this link to join our WhatsApp group: Join Now

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS