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Major Kashmir highways closed, Amarnath yatra suspended

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Amarnath pilgrims move towards checkpoint for final document check in Chandanwari. [FPK File Photo/ Masroor Ashraf]

Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar, Srinagar-Leh highway were closed on Thursday after heavy rains triggered landslides at various places along the route.

The inclement weather conditions also lead to the suspension of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, officials said.

Due to heavy rains on Wednesday night, massive landslides blocked the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban district of Jammu region, a senior police official told Kashmir News Observer.

The landslides forced the authorities to suspend the passage of devotees to the annual Amarnath Yatra towards the cave in south Kashmir from Jammu base camp.

“Work on clearance of roads is going on and the highway is expected to reopen soon,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Leh highway was also closed for vehicular movement after fresh mudslides, triggered by rain occurred in Kullan Gund area in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

The traffic is diverted through the link road at Kullan. “Men and machinery have been pressed into service to restore the highway”, the official said.

However, the traffic on Mughal road was plying normally when the report was last filed.


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