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Over 1700 Vehicles Stranded As Jammu-Srinagar Highway Remains Closed For Third Day

The lurking threat of more landslides has created fear among hundreds of passengers travelling on the highway.

Over 1700 Vehicles Stranded As Jammu-Srinagar Highway Remains Closed For Third Day
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Over 1700 Vehicles Stranded As Jammu-Srinagar Highway Remains Closed For Third Day
outlookindia.com
2019-02-22T15:55:36+0530

Five landslides triggered by rains struck the strategic 270-km highway at Khuni Nallah, Panthiyal, Digdole, Battery Cheshma and Maroog, blocking the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country seince Wednesday.

Over 1700 vehicles remain stranded as the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for the third consecutive day Friday due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The vehicles are stranded on the highway in Ramban, Udhampur, Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts, they said.

Officials said road clearance operations are going on full swing.

No traffic has been allowed to move from Nagrota area of Jammu towards Kashmir Valley in view of the closure of the highway, they said.

The lurking threat of more landslides has created fear among hundreds of passengers travelling on the highway.

The Batota-Doda-Kishtwar road is also blocked at two places and work is on to clear the road, they said.

The Moghal road connecting Kashmir Valley's Shopian district with Jammu region's Poonch district is closed for the past one month due to heavy snowfall.

PTI

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