J-K highway closed for 2nd consecutive day due to landslide in Ramban

NewsDrum Desk
31 Jan 2023

Jammu, Jan 31 (PTI) The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic for the second consecutive on Tuesday due to a landslide in Ramban district, leaving more than 600 vehicles stranded on the road.

The 270-kilometre-long highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked by mudslides and shooting stones between Chanderkote and Banihal in the district in Monday.

Traffic officials issued an advisory asking people not to travel on the highway.

According to them, more than 600 vehicles are stranded at different points of the highway.

Men and machines have been deployed to clear the highway, they said.

The mughal road, which connects Shopian district of Kashmir with Poonch district of Jammu, was also blocked for traffic due to heavy snowfall, they said.

Efforts are on to clear the road of the snow and restore traffic on it, they said. PTI AB RHL

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