Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopened on Saturday after closure due to landslides

Jammu: The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was reopened for vehicular traffic on Saturday after a day-long closure as heavy rains triggered landslides in Ramban and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"The highway was reopened for vehicular traffic early on Saturday. All the stranded vehicles have been allowed to move to Kashmir," a police officer said.

The men and machines of BRO worked round the clock and cleared all the landslides in these stretches and made the highway trafficable, he said.

Heavy rains triggered landslides on the highway at Nashri, Bali Nallah and Panthiyal areas on Friday as a result of which a few hundred were stranded.

Due to heavy rains, there were two to three landslides on the highway stretch between Ramban and the Panthiyal area on Friday.

Another major landslide took place on highway at Bali Nallah in Udhampur district, he said, adding there was also a minor landslide near Nashri tunnel in Ramban district.

In view of the blockade, over 300 vehicles, which were stranded at various places enroute the highway, have been allowed to move to Kashmir.


Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 14:28 PM

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