Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed for fifth consecutive day as fresh landslides hit roadway, 1,500 vehicles stranded

Five fresh landslides hit the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Friday, which remained closed for the fifth consecutive day. The highway's closing has led to over 1,500 vehicles being stranded at various places in Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Chennai, Patnitop, Ramban, Batote Banihal.

Press Trust of India January 25, 2019 15:38:08 IST
Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed for fifth consecutive day as fresh landslides hit roadway, 1,500 vehicles stranded
  • Five fresh landslides hit the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Friday, which remained closed for the fifth consecutive day.

  • There were fresh landslides on the highway at Gangroo, Ramsoo, Pantiyal and Anokhi areas in Ramban districts.

  • The highway's closing has led to over 1,500 vehicles being stranded at various places in Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Chennai, Patnitop, Ramban, Batote Banihal.

Jammu: Five fresh landslides hit the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Friday, which remained closed for the fifth consecutive day, leaving 1,500 vehicles stranded at different places, officials said.

JammuSrinagar highway remains closed for fifth consecutive day as fresh landslides hit roadway 1500 vehicles stranded

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the fifth consecutive day. Twitter/@weatherindia

There were fresh landslides on the highway at Gangroo, Ramsoo, Pantiyal and Anokhi areas in Ramban districts, they said.

A portion of the highway has sunk near BGO office Ramsoo and work for clearance of landslides and restoration of the highway by men and machine of BRO is on, they said.

Deputy Superintendent (Highway) Pardeep Singh, who is monitoring the work himself, said the earlier landslide at Sherbibi was cleared but the work on the rest is on. He said a portion of the road, which sunk at BDO office in Ramsoo, will be made trafficable for one way traffic after repairs.

At six places on the highway in Ramban section, there are either landslides or shooting of stones from mountaintops posing hurdles in clearance operations, IG Traffic Alok Kumar said.

Due to the closure of the highway over 1,500 vehicles, most of them trucks, have been stranded at various places in Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Chennai, Patnitop, Ramban, Batote Banihal areas, they said.

A massive avalanche also hit Chashoti area in Paddar in Kishtwar, they said. There was no loss of life or injury to anyone, officials said.

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