Jammu & Kashmir

Landslide halts traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway

A wide view of goods laden trucks in a queue on Sringar-Jammu highway. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: Traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, was halted on Thursday following a landslide at Chamalwas, Banihal area of Ramban district.

A traffic department official said that restoration work was underway.

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 Zojila axis and has been closed till further orders.

Kishtwar-Sinthan road also remained closed in view of snow accumulation, the traffic department official said.


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