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Srinagar-Jammu highway closed as massive landslide occurs in Ramban

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A file photo of landslide on Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Srinagar: Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, shall remain closed for traffic today (Thursday), officials said.

“On January 13, the vehicular movement on Jammu-Srinagar highway will remain suspended due to huge landslide and continuous shooting stones at Mehad Ramban,” a traffic department official said.

“People are advised/requested not to undertake any journey on Jammu-Srinagar NHW till the restoration work is completed,” the official added. The thoroughfare was closed shortly after traffic was restored for the movement of stranded passenger light-medium vehicles (LMVs) this afternoon.

On Friday, the highway got blocked and remained closed for three consecutive days due to heavy snowfall and landslides at several places. The road was partially thrown open for stranded vehicles on Monday after clearing landslides and improvements in the weather.

Meanwhile, Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with Poonch and Rajouri districts, remained closed for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation at Peer Ki Gali.

Also, Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road remained shut for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation on the Zojila axis and has been closed till further orders. Kishtwar-Sinthan road also remained closed in view of snow accumulation, the traffic department said.

 

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