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Landslides: Vehicles stranded on Kashmir National Highway
Jammu & Kashmir

Landslides: Vehicles stranded on Kashmir National Highway

Agency News

Srinagar, June 13: Several thousand vehicles, including those carrying passengers, got stranded after the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed on Thursday following fresh landslides and shooting stones in Ramban area, a traffic police official said.

Traffic was resumed on the National Highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir and historic 86-km-long Mughal Road after remaining suspended on Wednesday due to snowfall, landslides and uprooting of trees.

Today, there were fresh landslides and shooting stones at Batery Cheshma and Digdol on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway forcing authorities to suspend traffic, traffic police official said. However, he said, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), responsible for maintenance and widening of the highway, have pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to clear the landslides.

He said the decision to allow stranded vehicles to move towards their respective destinations will be taken only after getting green signal from the traffic official posted at different places.

Several thousand vehicles, including trucks loaded with essentials for Kashmir, are stranded on the highway. Similarly, passenger vehicles also remained stranded, official sources said, adding that the vehicles will be allowed to move towards their respective destinations once landslides are cleared. (UNI)